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HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 



Stats of Illinois 
Department of Public Health 

1946 Series, No. 1 ~~\ 



MORTALITY AN 



Dwight H. Green. Governor 
I R. Cross. M.D.. Director 



Return this boo^n- before the 
Latest Date stampea^ 

„.„,, •,„ •jjg-jj f imnois Library 



28. 1946 



Deaths in Illinois d 
half of 1946 were not 
the average of the pre 
This moderate increase i 
is no more than can be 
an increasing population 
year becomes more heavil 
in the 'older age groups, 
can be estimated the crul 
for the year 1946 will 
per 1,000 population. Th 
a decrease from the rates 
few years. A decrease i 
because returning war ve 
swelled the civilian popul 
state, which forms the ba 
rates are calculated. 

This year's first quarte 
was high, especially in 
with the unusually favorable 
the first 3 months of 1945. 
tality from January thro 
1946 was precipitated by 
of influenza and pneumonia wi 
in late 1945. However, the 
April, May, and June, 1946 s 
nificant drop in deaths to we 
the corresponding months of 1945 and a 
return nearly to the average of the 
last 5 years. 

Diseases characteristic of later 
life continue to exact an increasing 
toll of lives. Fatal heart disease, 
cancer, and cerebral hemorrhage have 
all increased 5% or more over the 
first six months' average of the last 
5 years and are the first three causes 
of death. The increase in heart dis- 
ease deaths alone more than accounts 
for the 3% rise of this year's total 
mortality over the 5 year average. 
Deaths from diabetes have also in- 
creased more than 5% but unlike those 
from other diseases associated with 




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ft 1 9 1947 

'NTHS, 1946 
T! Of ILLINOIS 



a greater increase 
aged 45 to 64 than 
rs and over. These 
mean that the dis- 
rious than formerly 
se that more people 
> become afflicted. 

are returning to 

nence among the nu- 

:>ortant causes of 

years accidents 

Yequent cause of 

n between 5-14 and 

become the leading 

sup 15-24 years. 

.ncrease in deaths 

me from motor ve- 

e has also been a 

snts largely due 

3 of the railroad 

and the LaSalle 

. On the other 

cidental deaths 

those occurring 

first half of 



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Homicides and suicides have in- 
creased in 1946. The Illinois homi- 
cide rate for the first six months of 
1946 is between 25 and 30% higher than 
the corresponding 1945 rate. The in- 
crease in the suicide rate is somewhat 
lower and is in the neighborhood of 
8%. Metropolitan Life Insurance fig- 
ures indicate that the United States 
as a whole has experienced an increase 
of one third in both rates. 

The 1946 experience shows a 10% in- 
crease over 1945 in the number of 
deaths from the communicable diseases 
associated with childhood. A decrease 
in mortality from scarlet fever and 
whooping cough was more than overshad- 



owed by ,he rise in deaths from diph- 
theria and measles. While cases of 
diph'^neria have been reported through- 
out all sections of Illinois, 14 of 
the 19 deaths reported so far this 
year have been among northeastern 
Illinois residents. Forty - seven 
deaths from measles have been reported 
as compared to 5 in 1945 and 80 in 
1944, but fatality among reported 
cases of measles in 1946 is less than 
half the 1944 fatality. The ten 
deaths from poliomyelitis reflects 
what the Division of Communicable Dis- 
eases has already pointed out to be 
the earliest beginning and perhaps the 
numerically most severe epidemic of 
poliomyelitis ever experienced in 
Illinois. 

Maternal deaths are again at an all 
time low. The maternal death rate of 
1.71 per 1,000 live births during the 
first half of 1946 was not only 10.9% 
under the corresponding 1945 rate, but 
also 20% under the average for the 
last five years. The 1946 infant 
death rate of 35.4 per 1,000 live 
births is slightly higher than the 
34.8 rate recorded during the first 
half of 1945. Had it not been for a 
decided decrease in infant deaths from 
common communicable and acute respira- 
tory diseases, the 1946 infant death 
rate would have been higher than the 5 
last years* average, because the death 
rate for premature birth is up 10% 
and deaths from infant diarrhea are 
almost double those in 1945. Actual- 
ly the increase in infant diarrhea 
alone is numerically sufficient to 
account for the amount of increase in 
this year's infant death rate over 
that of 1945. Thirty counties had at 
least one infant dying of diarrhea 
while almost fifty percent of diarrhea 
deaths occurred in McLean, Madison, 
and Peoria Counties. In each one of 
these counties at least one hospital 
experienced an epidemic of diarrhea in 
the newborn. 

Prom the first half year's experi- 
ence, it appears that deaths from tu- 
berculosis in 1946 will exceed those 



in 1945. Despite this possible in- 
crease in the number of deaths, there 
are no indications that the increase 
will be so great as to cause the 1946 
tuberculosis death rate to rise above 
the- 1945 rate. * 

Some of the most outstanding de- 
creases in mortality have been in 
deaths from scarlet fever, whooping 
cough, and syphilis. Mortality from 
these three causes is the lowest in 
Illinois' history. 

During the first six months of this 
year 65,860 live births were reported. 
This is a 5.7% increase over the num- 
ber reported in the same period last 
year and indicates that live births in 
Illinois may reach at least the 
145,000 mark before the year closes. 
In this event the year's total would 
be surpassed only by those of 1942 and 
1943 when over 150,000 live births 
were reported. However, the live 
birth rate per 1,000 population would 
probably not be over 17.7 as compared 
to 19.5 and 20.1 for 1942 and 1943, 
respectively. 

The tables which follow present the 
statistics of all live births and 
deaths which were reported to have 
occurred in Illinois during the first 
six months of 1946. Table I gives 
the figures for occurrences in the 
state as a whole. In tables II - VII 
these occurrences are allocated to the 
usual place of residence according as 
it falls into the six major regions of 
Illinois. A short discussion of these 
regions has been published in Review 
of Illinois Health Statistics Number 
I, "Summary of Births, Deaths, and 
Communicable Diseases for Principal 
Areas of the State by Occurrence and 
Residence, 1941-1944". 

Table VIII lists the number of live 
births, stillbirths, and deaths which 
occurred in each county. These fig- 
ures should not be confused with the 
preceding tables for' regions which are 
based on residence. 



TABLE I 



LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS: ILLINOIS. FIRST 6 MONTHS. 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


Live Births 


65.860 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


Deaths - all causes 


45.932 


2.332 


2.802 


416 


933 


3.915 


14.236 


23.617 


13 


Selected causes of death, total 


42.613 


2.202 


2.579 


346 


807 


3.530 


13.426 


21.912 


13 


Diseases of infancy 


1.791 I 


1.712 


1.753 


6 


13 


13 


6 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


113 


-- 


-- 


1 


25 


87 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


605 


29 


83 


41 


33 


102 


239 


106 


1 


Diphtheria 


19 


1 


4 


8 


4 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


10 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


4 


4 


1 


-- 


Encephali tis 


7 


-- 


1 


•- 


-- 


. -- 


4 


2 


-- 


Measles 


47 


4 


28 


14 


2 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


Meningitis 


51 


5 


IS 


10 


7 


7 


11 


1 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


10 


1 


3 


2 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


5 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


377 


11 


12 


-- 


6 


72 


198 


88 


1 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


4 










3 


1 


— 


-- 


Whooping Cough 


11 


4 


11 


-- 


-- 


— 


v 


-- 


-- 


Other Communicable Diseases 


64 


2 


7 


6 


10 


11 


18 


12 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


1.852 


248 


333 


29 


34 


197 


498 


761 


-- 


Influenza 


184 


18 


37 


3 


8 


IS 


31 


90 


-- 


Pneumonia 


1.668 


230 


296 


26 


26 


182 


467 


671 


-- ■ 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


1.579 


10 


41 


33 


171 


542 


589 


203 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1.430 


6 


18 


18 


148 


496 


558 


192 


-- 


Accidents • all forms 


2.526 


50 


139 


123 


249 


409 


629 


970 


7 


Motor vehicle 


808 


3 


36 


54 


150 


167 


217 


184 


-- 


Home 


852 


40 


80 


22 


14 


75 


139 


522 


-- 


Occupational 


226 * 


-- 


-- 


-- 


20 


78 


98 


30 


-- 


Public 


640 


7 


23 


47 


65 


89 


175 


234 


7 


Cancer 


. 6.379 


2 


17 


11 


42 


SOI 


2.742 


3.066 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


3.685 


6 


11 


1 


12 


122 


1.042 


2.497 


-- 


Diabetes 


1.389 


1 


1 


3 


15 


71 


542 


756 


1 


Diseases of Digestive System 


1.919 


138 


174 


38 


38 


275 


755 


639 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


482 


1 


2 


1 


1 


69 


255 


154 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


155 


105 


120 


4 


1 


3 


9 


18 


-- 


Goiter 


122 


.-- 


-- 


-"" 


4 


19 


56 


43 


-- 


Heart disease 


16.726 


4 


10 


29 


80 


795 


5.219 


10.590 


3 


Coronary 


3.708 


-- 


--. 


-- 


2 


213 


1.580 


1.913 


- 


Chronic rheumatic 


832 


1 


2 


15 


38 


153 


275 


349 


-■- 


Homicide 


191 


1 


2 


3 


28 


97 


52 


9. 


-- 


Nephritis 


2.966 


1 


10 


14 


28 


171 


814 


1.928 


I 


Prostatic disease 


284 










1 


39 


244 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


35 


-- 


5 


13 


4 


7 


2 


4 


-- 


Suicide 


451 


-- 


-- 


1 


31 


121 


202 


96 


-- 


All other causes 


3.048 


120 


200 


63 


94 


324 


738 


1.629 


-- • 


Cause as yet unassigned 


271 


10 


23 


7 


32 


61 


72 


76 





TABLE II 

LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE- CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA: 

FIRST SIX MONTHS. 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






i yr- 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


Live Births 


20,625 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


Deaths - all causes 


26.100 


1.262 


1.504 


207 


488 


2.536 


9.415 


11.950 


-- 


Selected causes of death, total 


24.682 


1.198 


1.388 


174 


426 


2.336 


9,006 


11.352 


-- 


Diseases of infancy 


395 


956 


975 


2 


5 


10 


3 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


62 


-^ 


-- 


-- 


12 


50 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


271 


16 


35 


20 


14 


43 


115 


44 


-- 


Diphtheria 


14 


1 


2 


6 


3 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


5 










2 


2 


1 


-- 


Encephalitis 


2 










-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


18 


2 


11 


6 


1 


-- 


-- 


-■- 


-- 


Meningitis 


33 


3 


10 


6 


4 


5 


7 


1 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 










1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


164 


6 


6 


-- 


3 


26 


92 


37 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


1 










1 


-- 


--- 


-- 


Whooping Cough 


4 


3 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 






Other Communicable diseases 


27 


1 


2 


1 


3 


7 


10 


4 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


1.127 


143 


189 


16 


18 


149 


379 


376 


-- 


Influenza 


55 


6 


15 


-- 


3 


7 


13 


17 


-- 


Pneumonia 


1.072 


137 


174 


16 


IS 


142 


366 


359 


-- 


Tuberculosis 


1.108 


9 


33 


21 


129 


401 


422 


102 


--- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


990 


6 


15 


9 


112 


365 


394 


95 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


1.258 


31 


72 


57 


83 


193 


396 


457 


-.- 


Motor vehicle 


356 


-- 


13 


24 


51 


63 


112 


93 


-- 


Home 


416 


26 


47 


9 


8 


48 


95 


209 


-- 


Occupational 


104 


-- 


-- 


... 


6 


30 


50. 


18 


-- 


Public 


382 


5 


12 


24 


18 


52 


139 


137 


-- 


Cancer 


3.836 


1 


12 


8 


23 


320 


1.810 


1.663 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


1.847 


2 


4 


1 


8 


82 


664 


1.088 


-- 


Diabetes 


846 


1 


1 


-- 


6 


40 


372 


427 




Diseases of digestive system 


1.122 


37 


55 


14 


19 


184 


527 


323 




Cirrhosis of the liver 


344 


1 


2 


1 


-- 


57 


197 


87 




Diarrhea and enteritis 


33 


18 


24 


-- 


1 


! 2 


4 


2 




Goiter 


74 








4 


! n 


37 


22 




Heart disease 


9.920 


2 


4 


18 


54 


582 


3.576 


5.686 


-- 


Coronary 


1.813 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


130 


885 


797 




Chronic rheumatic 


456 


| 1 


1 


11 


27 


110 


184 


123 




Homicide 


139 


-- 


1 


3 


22 


73 


36 


4 




• Nephritis 


1.678 


-. 


6 


6 


16 


123 


531 


996 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


141 










1 


23 


117 




Rheumatic fever 


18 


-- 


1 


8 


1 


7 


-- 


1 




Suicide 


240 


-- 


-- 


-- 


12 


67 


115 


46 




All other causes 


1.316 


60 


106 


32 


48 


172 


376 


582 




Causes as vet unassigned 


102 


4 


10 


1 


14 


28 


33 


16 





Region 1 - Chicago Metropolitan Area - 1940 population: Total 4.532.332; Urban 4.256.601; 

Rural 275.731. 
Counties: Cook. Du Page. Kane. Lake, and Will 



TABLE III 



LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA 



FIRST SIX MONTHS. 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






i yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs . 


yrs . 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


Live Births 


3.575 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


Deaths - all causes 


4.843 


262 


337 


66 


82 


347 


1.193 


2.815 


3 


Selected causes of death, total 


4.464 


246 


309 


51 


71 


304 


1.113 


2.613 


3 


Diseases of infancy 


220 


197 


211 


3 


4 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


13 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


127 


4 


16 , 


7 


3 


32 


54 


IS 


-- 


Diphtheria 


-- 












-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


2 j 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis 


1 












. -- " 


1 


-- 


Measles 


16 


-- 


9 


4 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis 


7 


1 


1 


2 


-- 


1 


• 3 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 












-- 


--. 


-- 


Syphilis 


89 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


25 


48 


14 


* 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


-- 












-- 


-- 


-- 


Whooping Cough 


1 


-- 


V 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Other Communicable diseases 


8 


1 


3 


1 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


-'- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


211 


22 


35 


6 


1 


17 


36 


116 


-- 


Influenza 


26 


3 


6 


1 


-- 


— 


2 


17 


-- 


Pneumonia 


18S 


19 


29 


5 


1 


17 


34 


99 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


141 


-- 


1 


5 


10 


47 


47 


31 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


134 


-- 


1 


5 


9 


42 


46 


31 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


26G 


3 


17 


18 


25 


40 


47 


112 


1 


Motor vehicle 


84 


1 


6 


7 


15 


19 


21 


16 


-- 


Home 


102 


2 


7 


2 


1 


5 


15 


72 


-- 


Occupational 


20 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


11 


6 


2 


-- 


Public 


54 


-- 


4 


9 


8 


5 


5 


22 


1 


Cancer 


615 


-- 


3 


-- 


2 


38 


215 


357 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


415 


2 


3 


-- 


3 


10 


79 


320 


-- 


Diabetes 


134 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


10 


42 


78 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


192 


18 


20 


4 


4 


23 


59 


82 


-- 


"i Cirrhosis of the liver 


33 










1 


15 


17 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


21 


15 


16 


-.- 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


-- 


Goiter 


12 










1 


4 


7 


— 


Heart diseae 


1.759 


-- 


1 


1 


5 


52 


443 


1.255 


2 


Coronary 


560 










24 


199 


337 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


71 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


11 


21 


37 




Homicide 


6 










2 


2 


2 


-- 


Nephritis 


270 


-- 


1 


2 


3 


11 


57 


196 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


35 












3 


32 




Rheumatic fever 


5 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Suicide 


49 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


11 


24 


10 


-- 


All other causes 


358 


j 16 


24 


14 


8 


40 


79 


193 


-- 


Cause as yet unassigned 


21 




4 


1 


3 


3 


1 


9 





Region 2 - Northern Area - 1940 population: Total 782.703: Urban 420.191: Rural 362.512. 
Counties: Boone. Bureau. Carroll. De Kalb. Grundy. Henry. Jo Daviess. Kankakee. Kendall. La Salle. 
Lee. Mc Henry, Ogle. Putnam, Rock Island. Stephenson. Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



TABLE IV 

LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA 

FIRST SIX MONTHS. 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs . 


yrs . 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


Live Births 


980 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


Deaths - all causes 


1.274 


73 


82 


4 


27 


90 


316 


755 


-- 


Selected causes of death, total 


1,130 


66 


73 


3 


23 


77 


288 


666 


--^ 


Diseases of infancy 


45 


42 


42 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


4 










4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


29 


2 


3 


-- 


1 


7 


11 


7 


-- 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


. -- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


1 












1 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis 


1 












1 


-- 


-'- 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


« -- 


-- 


-- 


-- 




Meningitis 


2 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-'- 


-- 


-- 


-- 




Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


24 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


7 


9 


7 


■-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 






Whooping Cough 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 








Other Communicable diseases 


1 


.-■- 


--" 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 




Acute respiratory diseases 


39 


4 


5 


-- 


-- 


3 


10 


21 


-- 


Influenza 


5 












2 


3 


-.- 


Pneumonia 


34 


4 


5 


-- 


-- 


3 


8 


18 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


36 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


14 


11 


8 




Pulmonary tuberculosis 


34 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


13 


11 


8 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


82 


2 


3 


-- 


13 


8 


13 


45 


-- 


Motor vehicle 


18 


-- 


1 


-- 


8 


3 


3 


3 




Home 


42 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


35 




Occupational 
Public 
Cancer 


7 

15 

178 


-- 


i -. 


-- 


1 
4 
1 


3 

1 

14 


3 

3 

65 


7 
. 98 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 


87 
40 


1 


1 


"" 


1 


4 

1 


14 
15 


67 
24 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


62 


15* 


16 


1 


2 


4 


18 


21 


* " 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


10 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


4 


5 


~ ~ 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


15 


13 


13 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


" ■ 


Goiter 

Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide - 
Nephritis 
Prostatic diseases 


1 

421 

114 

42 

4 

73 

15 


-- 


1 

1 
1 


1 


1 
1 


12 
5 
4 
1 


106 

8 

2 

15 

3 


1 

301 

63 

28 

1 
56 
12 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 

Suicide 
All other causes 
Causes as yet unassigned 


1 

13 

142 

2 


7 


| 1 
9 


1 


1 

4 


5 

12 

1 


3 

28 


4 

88 

1 


-- 



Region 3 -Peoria Metropolitan Area - 1940 population; Total 211.736: Urban 139.211: Rural 72.525 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell 



TABLE V 



LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA: FIRST SIX MONTHS. 1946 



'• 


Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs . 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs . 


yrs . 


& over 


known 


Live Births 


5.498 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


Deaths - all causes 


7.317 


374 


444 


70 


137 


365 


1.677 


4.623 


1 


Selected causes of death, total 


6.672 


348 


406 


58 


114 


320 


1.553 


4.220 


1 


Diseases of infancy 


271 


263 


269 


-- 


1 


1 | 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


12 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


10 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


77 


2 


11 


7 


3 


8 


30 


18 


-- 


Diphtheria 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis 


1 












1 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


6 


-- 


3 \ 


2 


-- 


-- 


■ -- 


1 


-- 


Meningitis 


4 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


-- 


" 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 


-- 


-- \ 


1 


-- 


-- 


-'- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


47 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


4 


27 


13 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Whooping Cough 


2 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Other communicable diseases 


11 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


1 


1 


4 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


231 


41 


54 


5 


5 


8 


36 


123 


-- 


Influenza 


35 


2 


7 


-- 


1 


2 


7 


18 


-- 


Pneumonia 


196 


39 


47 


5 


4 


6 


29 


105 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


133 


.- 


5 


3 


13 


25 


61 


26 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


121 


-'- 


2 


1 


12 


22 


61 


23 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


436 


7 


21 


20 


55 


56 


75 


208 


1 


Motor vehicle 


154 


1 


9 


11 


33 


28 


35 


38 


-- 


Home 


161 


6 


9 


4 


1 


10 


11 


126 ' 


-- 


Occupational 

Public 


36 

85 




3 


5 


5 
16 


9 
9 


18 
11 


4 
40 


1 


Cancer 


922 


1 


1 


1 


1 


53 


324 


542 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


726 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


10 


127 


587 


-- 


Diabetes 


218 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


13 


65 


136 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


283 


31 


39 


11 


7 


29 


72 


125 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


44 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


12 


27 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


35 


23 


27 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


6 


-- 


Goiter 


21 


-- . 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


10 


8 


-- 


Heart disease 
Coronary 


2.644 
738 


1 


2 


6 


11 


63 
22 


603 
265 


1.959 
451 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


127 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


13 


29 


78 


-- 


Homicide 

Nephritis 

/ 
Prostatic diseases 


13 

540 

61 


1 


1 


4 


1 
3 


5 
17 


6 

108 

4 


1 

407 

57 


— 


Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 
All other causes 


5 

79 

596 


25 


1 
36 


1 

10 


8 
19 


19 
36 


1 

31 

111 


2 

21 

384 


-- 


Causes as yet unassigned 


49 


1 


2 


2 


! 4 


9 


13 


19 





Region 4 - Central Area - 1940 population: Total 1.331.175; Urban 551.587: Rural 779.588. 

Counties: Adams. Brown. Calhoun. Cass. Champaign. Christian. Clark. Coles. Cumberland. DeWitt. Douglas. 

Edgar. Ford. Fulton. Greene. Hancock. Henderson. Iroquois. Jersey. Knox. Livingston. Logan. 

McDonough, McLean. Macon. Macoupin. Marshall. Mason. Menard. Mercer. Montgomery. Morgan. 

Moultrie. Piatt. Pike. Sangamon. Schuyler. Scott. Shelby. Stark. Vermilion. Warren, and 

Woodford. 



TABLE VI 

LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA: 

FIRST SIX MONTHS. 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Un- 


• 




1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


Live Births 


1.412 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


Deaths - all causes 


1.740 


124 


137 


24 


38 


157 


455 


929 


-- 


Selected causes of death, total 


1.541 


119 


128 


18 


33 


134 


406 


822 


-- 


Diseases of infancy 


76 


75 


75 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


24 


3 


4 


1 


-- 


2 


9 


8 


-- 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-•- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


-- - 


-.- 


-'- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis 


... 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- i 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-■- 


-- 


-"- 


! 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis 


1 


- -- 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


17 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


7 


7 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


1 












1 


-- 


-- 


Whooping Cough 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


■-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Other communicable diseases 


, 2 












1 


1 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


76 


11 


13 


■ -- 


2 


9 


12 


40 


-- 


Influenza 


13 


3 


3 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


5 


-- 


Pneumonia 


63 


8 


10 


-- 


2 


7 


9 


35 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


39 




-- 


2 


4 


17 


8 


8 


--- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


37 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


17 


8 


8 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


121 


2 


5 


9 


11 


23 


25 


48 


-- 


Motor vehicle 


47 


-- 


1 


3 


6 


11 


11 


15 


-- 


Home 


42 


2 


4 


2 


3 


3 


6 


24 


-- 


Occupational 


13 










5 


5 


3 


-- 


Public 


19 


-- 


-- 


4 


2 


4 


3 


6 


-- 


Cancer 


182 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


15 


66 


99 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


158 










3 


44 


111 


-'- 


Diabetes 


42 


-- 


-- 


1 


-■-. 


-- 


15 


26 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


80 


27 


28^ 


2 


2 


8 


20 


20 




Cirrhosis of the liver 


18 










1 


11 


6 




Diarrhea and enteritis 


29 


26 


27 


1 


-- 


-.- 




1 


-- 


Goiter 

Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 


2 

598 

133 

35 


-- 


1 


2 
1 


4 

1 
1 


1 
40 
16 

9 


162 
61 
11 


1 

389 

55 

13 


-- 


Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic diseases 


8 

101 

4 


1 


1 
1 


-- 


1 


5 
2 


2 

33 

2 


64 
2 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 

Suicide 
All other causes 
Causes as yet unassigned 


2 

23 

167 

32 


3 
2 


7 
2 


1 

5 
1 


3 
3 
2 


7 

17 

6 


1 

7 

38 

11 


6 
97 
10 


— li 



Region 5 - East St. Louis Metropolitan Area - 1940 population: Total 316.248: Urban 213.175: Rural 

103.073- 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair 



TABLE VII 

LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA 

FIRST SIX MONTHS. 194G 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr . 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs . 


yrs . 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


Live Births 


2.606 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


Deaths - all causes 


3,567 


210 


261 


38 


66 


242 


794 


2.162 


4 


Selected causes of death, total 


3.141 


199 


240 


35 


57 


215 


705 


1.885 


4 


Diseases of infancy 


162 


160 


161 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


14 


--. 


-- 


-- 


4 


10 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


57 


2 


11 


4 


4 


10 


15 


12 


1 


Diphtheria 


3 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


1 












1 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis 


2 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


Measles 


6 


2 


5 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


3 


-- 


2 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- ! 












-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


29 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


8 


11 


8 


1 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


1 










1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Whooping Cough 


2 


-- 


2 


--- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


rr 


-- 


Other communicable diseases 


8 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


3 


3 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


138 


23 


33 


2 


3 


9 


17 


74 


-- 


Influenza 


46 


4 


6 


2 


3 


3 


4 


28 


-- 


Pneumonia 


92 


19 


27 


-- 


-- 


6 


13 


46 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


85 


1 


1 


1 


8 


22 


30 


• 23 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


81 


( 


-- 


1 


7 


22 


28 


23 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


237 


3 


17 


18 


25 


49 


45 


83 


-- 


Motor vehicle 


83 


-- 


4 


8 


16 


24 


18 


13 


-- 


Home 


79 


2 


10 


5 


1 


5 


7 


51 


-- 


Occupational 


30 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


14 


12 


3 


-- 


Public 


45 


1 


3 


5 


7 


6 


8 


16 


-- 


Cancer 


394 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


28 


122 


240 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


389 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


8 


94 


286 


-- 


Diabetes 


93 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


6 


- 29 


56 


1 


Diseases of digestive system 


136 


9 


14 


4 


2 


17 


43 


56 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


25 










3 


11 


11 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


19 


9 


11 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


6 


-- 


Goiter 


8 










2 


4 


2 


-- 


Heart disease 


1.113 


1 


1 


2 


3 


26 


232 


848 


1 


Coronary 


264 










10 


84 


170 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


85 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


5 


17 


61 


-- 


Homicide 


12 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


5 


3 


1 


-- 


Nephritis 


251 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


14 


54 


180 


1 


Prostatic disease 


18 












1 


| 17 




Rheumatic fever 


1 












-- 


1 




Suicide 


33 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


8 


16 


6 


-- 


All other causes 


383 


9 


17 


1 


3 


20 


78 


264 




Causes as yet unassigned 


43 


2 


4 


2 


6 


7 


11 


13 





Region 6 - Southern Area - 1940 population: Total 723.047; Urban 228.885: Rural 494.162. 

Counties: Alexander. Bond. Clay. Clinton. Crawford. Edwards. Effingham. Fayette. Franklin. Gallatin. 

Hamilton. Hardin. Jackson. Jasper. Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence. Marion. Massac. Monroe. 

Perry. Pope. Pulaski. Randolph. Richland. Saline. Union. Wabash. Washington. Wayne, White. 

and Williamson. 



10 



TABLE VIII 



LIVE BIRTHS. STILLBIRTHS. AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE 
OF OCCURRENCE: ILLINOIS. FIRST SIX MONTHS. 1946 



Area 


Live 


Still- 


Deaths 


Area 


Live 


Still- 


Deaths 




Births 


births 






Births 


births 


- 


Entire St«te 


65.857 


1.539 


45.932 


Lawrence 


64 


1 


96 


Chicago 


27.354 


683 


19.456 


Lee 


275 


4 


306 


Downstate 


38.503 


856 


26.476 


Livingston 


263 


3 


201 


Adams 


578 


15 


434 


Logan 


246 


7 


200 


Alexander 


290 


10 


161 


Mc Donough 


258 


8 


171 i 


Bond 


18 


-- 


42 


Mc Henry 


272 


4 


197 


Boone 


173 


3 


106 


Mc Lean 


701 


11 


451 


Brown 


26 


-» 


33 


Macon 


923 


21 


503 


Bureau 


367 


7 


216 


Macoupin 


135 


2 


161 


Calhoun 


31 


1 


26 


Madison 


1.543 


42 


952 


Carroll 


120 


6 


103 


Marion 


456 i 


19 


214 


Cass 


128 


2 


86 


Marshall 


5 


-- 


47 


Champaign 


917 


9 


375 


Mason 


21 


-- 


71 


Christian 


303 


3 


170 


Massac 


110 


4 


70 


Clark 


49 


-- 


74 


Menard 


25 


-- 


31 


Clay 


52 


2 


56 


Mercer 


8 


-- 


65 


Clinton 


169 


2 


102 


Monroe 


8 


-- 


56 


Coles 


371 


8 


233 


Montgomery 


330 


3 


232 


Cook 


33.968 


820 


23.81.0 


Morgan 


304* 


9 


424 


Crawford 


156 


5 


" 112 


Moultrie 


35 


1 


45 


Cumberland 


25 


2 


40 


Ogle 


119 


1 


137 


i De Kalb 


374 


10 


213 


Peoria 


1.751 


23 


1.139 


De Witt 


75 


2 


86 


Perry 


202 


3 


117 


Douglas 


161 


9 


74 


Piatt 


55 


1 


47 


Du Page 


623 


9 


551 


Pike 


145 


1 


113 


Edgar 


192 


1 


151 


Pope 


25 


1 


32 


Edwards 


23 


2 


43 


Pulaski 


61 


3 


67 


Effingham 


319 


6 


147 


Putnam 


: 1 


-- 


12 


Faye 1 1 e 


186 


5 


132 


Randolph 


223 


8 


147 


Ford 


95 


1 


65 


Richland 


284 


8 


134 


Franklin 


262 


5 


241 


Rock Island 


1.104 


23 


747 


Fulton 


355 


1 


213 


St. Clair 


1.448 


49 


927 


Gallatin 


68 


3 


58 


Sal ine 


378 


9 


212 


Greene 


148 


2 


91 


Sangamon 


1.117 


31 


805 


Grundy 


160 


5 


98 


Schuyler 


38 


1 


56 


Hamilton 


90 


-- 


51- 


Scott 


8 


" 


38 


Hancock 


82 


1 


92 


Shelby 


143 


3 


120 


Hardin 


56 


4 


42 


Stark 


12 


-- 


27 


Henderson 


6 


"" 


28 


Stephenson 


529 


14 


263 


Henry 


354 


9 


251 


Tazewell 


321 


10 


194 


Iroquois 


229 


4 


153 


Union 


158 


5 


241 


Jackson 


337 


12 


198 


Vermilion 


788 


22 


567 


Jasper 


26 


3 


42 


Wabash 


53 


1 


68 


Jefferson 


281 


6 


185 


Warren 


220 


2 


129 


Jersey 


58 


4 


52 


Washington 


23 


-- 


62 


Jo Daviess 


41 


3 


89 


Wayne 


97 


1 


74 


Johnson 


54 


2 


60 


White 


104 


1 


74 


Kane 


1.777 


35 


1.141 


Whiteside 


359 


9 


203 


Kankakee 


548 


10' 


783 


Will 


1.044 


15 


633 


Kendall 


3 


-- 


35 


Williamson 


389 


15 


255 


Knox 


468 


12 


350 


Winnebago 


1.364 


31 


596 


Lake 


1.201 


28 


700 


Woodford 


16 


-- 


54 


La Salle 


883 


20 


555 











TABLE IX 

LIVE BIRTHS. STILLBIRTHS. AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE 

ILLINOIS. 1945 



Area 


Live 




Still- 


Deaths 


Area 


Live 


Still- 


Deaths 




Births 


births 






Births 


births 




Illinois, Total 


135.042 


2 927 


89.204 


Lawrence 


138 




233 


Downstate. Total 


75.667 


1.525 


51.135 


Lee 


525 


14 


554 


Adams 


1.202 


20 


803 


Livingston 


598 


8 


414 


Alexander 


637 


34 


398 


Logan 


476 


12 


358 


Bond 


44 


1 


100 


Mc Donough 


524 


6 


358 


Boone 


281 


7 


211 


Mc Henry 


444 


12 


362 


Brown 


58 


2 


54 


Mc Lean 


1.365 


24 


855 


Bureau 


681 


13 


443 


Macon 


1.912 


35 


1.007 


Calhoun 


95 


1 


46 


Macoupin 


345 


6 


346 


Carroll 


240 


1 


180 


Madison 


2.914 


58 


1.688 


Cass 


230 


2 


152 


Marion 


954 


23 


417 


Champaign 


1.691 


19 


719 


Marshall 


33 


-- 


88 


Christian 


590 


10 


356 


Mason 

• 


51 


2 


114 


Clark 


95 


3 


159 


Massac 


210 


3 


165 


Clay 


145 


2 


105 


Menard 


44 


2 


54 


Clinton 


293 


8 


170 


Mercer 


28 


-- 


101 


Coles 


699 


21 


431 


Monroe 


25 


-- 


105 


Cook 


71.849 


1.609 


46,512 


Montgomery 


643 


17 


436 


Crawford 


350 


13 


235 


Morgan 


584 


11 


785 


Cumberland 


65 


1 


90 


Moul trie 


69 


1 


112 


De Kalb 


770 


10 


433 


Ogle 


258' 


4 


261 


De Witt 


159 ' 


6 


159 


Peoria 


3.354 


69 


2.054 


Douglas 


294 


2 


172 


Perry 


438 


6 


242 


Du Page 


1.201 


22 


9.24 


Piatt 


123 


1 


110 


Edgar 


381 


13 


259 


Pike 


293 


10 


224 


Edwards 


30 


1 


6S 


Pope 


68 


1 


. 64 


Effingham 


545 


9 


270 


Pulaski 


145 


4 


163 


Fayette 


422 


15 


245 


Putnam 


6 


-- 


29 


Ford 


164 


4 


122 


Randolph 


519 


11 


296 


Franklin 


719 


11 


462 


Richland 


555 


10 


253 


Fulton 


636 


9 


444 


Rock Island 


2, 281 


49 


1.472 


Gallatin 


117 


3 


76 


St. Clair 


3.170 


78 


1.833 


Greene 


281 


13 


188 


Saline 


689 


18 


380 


Grundy 


312 


3 


203 


Sangamon 


2.212 


50 


1.534 


Hamil ton 


186 


2 


100 


Schuyler 


95 


4 


105 


Hancock 


191 


3 


233 


Scott 


42 


1 


52 


Hardin 


142 


4 


75 


Shelby 


292 


7 


261 


Henderson 


34 


-- 


47 


Stark 


9 


. V 


61 


Henry 


687 


14 


473 


Stephenson 


916 


26 


56 5 


Iroquois 


422 


8 


269 


Tazewell 


704 


14 


414 


Jackson 


692 


17 


400 


Union 


352 


9 


469 


Jasper 


64 


1 


75 


Vermilion 


1.493 


36 


1.149 


Jefferson 


637 


20 


339 


Wabash 


118 


3 


154 


Jersey 


127 


7 


100 


Warren 


461 


9 


276 


Jo Daviess 


101 


3 


190 


Washington 


58 


2 


114 


Johnson 


93 


2 


- 81 


Wayne 


205 


3 


129 


Kane 


3. U9 


37 


2.023 


White 


215 


3 . 


141 


Kankakee 


1.058 


21 


1.454 


Whiteside 


766 


18 


411 


Kendall 


9 


-- 


78 


Will v 


1.983 


3i 


1.199 


Knox 


940 


14 


631 


Williamson 


663 


18 


602 


Lake 


2.369 


41 


1.425 


Winnebago 


2.574 


78 


1.255 


La Salle 


1.904 


35 


1.076 


Woodford 


52 


3 


125 



12 



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o 



12 



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Excess of live Births 
over Deaths 



■\=5' 



P~~d 






'^o--0 



N/ 



1915 1920 1925 1930 1935 19*»0 
Tig. I Mortality and Natality in Illinois: 15X6-19^5 



19U5 



u 



70 
60 



UO 



20 




white females 
white males 
non-white females 
non- white males 
1 I L_ 



1900 «10 '20 »30 'Uo »50 

Fig. II Expectation of Life 
at time of "birth in the 
United States: I9OO-I9I& 




1900 



Fig. Ill Percent of persons aged 
5^ years and over in Illinois' 
population: 1900-19^0 



Source: Metropolitan Life 



Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census 



_ 



■ • '■ I .. ■ 



■ 



HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 



State of Illinois 

D wight H. Green 

Governor 




Department of Public Health 

Roland R. Cross, M.D. 

Director 



Division of Vital Statistics & Records — O. K. Sagen, Ph.D., Chief 



THnnniEwEsrE 



1946 Series. No. 2 



Springfield, Illinois 



APR 2 9 1947 

MORTALITY AND NATALITY IN ILLINOIS: FIRST NINE MONTHS,,, «1946 C , TV „ r 

'owrrniTr of ilunois 



Record-breaking registration of live 
births occurred in the third quarter of 
this year when 45*040 birth certificates 
were filed. This number which is 5,600 
over the highest third quarter ever re- 
corded in Illinois, brings the first 
nine month's total to 111,697 as com- 
pared with the 1945 figure of 98,204. 
It now appears that more births will be 
recorded in 1946 than in any previous 
year. The estimated birth rate for 1946 
is about 19 live births per 1,000 popu- 
lation. This is a return to the high 
birth rates in the early 1920' s. 

The favorable mortality picture seen 
during the second quarter of 1946 has 
continued throughout the third quarter. 
Although total deaths during January- 
September, 1946 were more than in the 
same period last year, the six months of 
April-September, 1946 had lower mortal- 
ity than in 1945. In the past six 



months, mortality in every age group ex- 
cept infants under one month has been 
lower than in the same six months of 
1945. Higher neonatal (infants under 
one month) mortality was to be expected 
because of the great increase in births. 
Actually the increase in neonatal deaths 
was more than twice what could be ex- 
pected on the basis of just, the in- 
creased births in 1946. The leading 
causes of neonatal deaths continue to be 
premature birth, birth injury, and con- 
genital malformations. Premature birth 
is the cause for over half of all neo- 
natal deaths. While the death rate for 
congenital malformations dropped below 
the 1945 rate, both the rates for pre- 
mature birth and birth injury were above 
those for 1945. The low mortality among 
infants between one month and one year 
of age is still very \ encouraging, and 
accounts for the fact that the death 
rate for infants under one year was no 



The Health Statistics Bulletin has been established to release Provisional 
statistics on health matters. The subject natter of the first two numbers has 
been confined to quarterly mortality information t but subsequent numbers are 
planned for other types of material important to health officers and others 
concerned with Public health Problems. No set schedule of Publication has been 
established, but Bulletins will be issued as quickly as the Pertinent sta- 
tistics can be assembled. 

Comprehensive final statistics on all health topics will be released in the 
"Review of Illinois Health Statistics". To date Review No. x, covering morbid- 
ity and mortality in each county and city of over io,ooo Population for the 
years 1041-1044, has been Published. 



more than 32.5 per thousand live births 
for the first nine months of 1946. This 
rate is 5% below the average rate for 
the first nine months of the last five 
years. Because this was accomplished 
inspite of a high neonatal death rate, 
continued favorable mortality among 
children over a month old will make fur- 
ther reduction of the infant death rate 
almost entirely dependent upon reduced 
neonatal mortality. 

Deaths associated with childbearing 
are at an all time low. So far this 
year only 174 maternal deaths have been 
reported, a decrease of H from the num- 
ber reported in the same period of 1945. 
This year's maternal death rate is 1.6 
per thousand live births, a 15% decrease 
from last year's. 

At the end of September, 1946 all 
time lows had been reported for deaths 
from six other diseases, namely, scarlet 
fever, whooping cough, tuberculosis, 
syphilis, appendicitis, and nephritis. 
All" of these except tuberculosis had 
also reached new lows at the end of six 
months. Early in 1946 there was a rath- 
er severe outbreak of respiratory dis- 
eases with considerable mortality, But 
the favorable experience of the past six 
months has been sufficient to bring the 
total mortality from tuberculosis to a 
new low and has materially reduced the 
year's mortality from influenza and 
pneumonia. Continuance of this trend 
now seems probable and it is likely that 
the pneumonia and influenza death rates 
for the entire year 1946 will establish 
new lows. , 

As forecasted, the third quarter saw 
a sharp rise in mortality from polio- 
myelitis. Through September, 121 deaths 
had been recorded. This number was 
-still under the 1943 figure even though 
cases reported through September, 1946 
were almost three times those reported 
in the same period of 1943. Pour more 
deaths from measles occurred, bringing 
the total to 51. Fatality among known 
cases of measles in 1946 is less than 
half that experienced in 1944 when 80 
deaths were reported but about 15% above 
that in 1943 when 49 deaths occurred. 
Diphtheria deaths now stand at 21, an 
increase over both 1944 and 1945. 

Although this year's third quarter 
mortality from heart disease, cancer, 
and cerebral Hemorrhage was slightly 
lower than in 1945* the totals for the 
first nine months of 1946 are the high- 
est ever recorded. Deaths from heart 



disease, cancer, and cerebral hemorrhage 
are, respectively, " 8. 5%, 6.8% and 4% over 
the averages of the last five years. 

Homicides, ' suicides, and fatal acci- 
dents are still ahead of the 1945 experi- 
ence. While the homicide rate showed a 
decided increase in the first half of 
1946 and then began tapering off during 
the third quarter, suicide showed a third 
quarter rate somewhat higher than its 
rate for the first six months. August 
and September, 1946 show fewer accidental 
deaths than in the corresponding months 
of 1945 and reflects the trend in motor 
vehicle fatalities. For the first time 
in 17 months, deaths from automobile ac- 
cidents, in July, August, and September, 
1946 were lower than those in the same 
months of the previous year. 

When the first nine months mortality 
of 1945 and 1946 are compared by age 
group, only the groups, under one month, 
the 15-24, and the 65 years and over show 
increases. Among those aged 15-24, de- 
creases in deaths from diabetes, pneu- 
monia, tuberculosis, and the remaining 
communicable diseases were more than 
overshadowed by increases in cancer 
deaths, suicides, and accidental deaths. 
Accidental deaths alone accounted for 87% 
of the increase in this age group. 
Almost 65% of the increased deaths among 
those over 65 was due to heart disease 
deaths -with the remainder evenly divided 
between pneumonia and cancer deaths. The 
largest decrease seen in any age group 
was for children aged 5-14 and was due to 
fewer deaths from accidents, heart dis- 
ease, and pneumonia, the three leading 
causes of death among children of this 
age. 

On the basis of the first nine months' 
experience, the crude death rate should 
be approximately 11 per thousand popula- 
tion. With our population reverting to a 
normal peace time basis, it is to be ex- 
pected that the crude death rate should 
be lower than in the war years. However, 
it is significant that the rate of n per 
thousand population is almost the same as 
our most favorable prewar experience, de- 
spite the fact that year by year we have 
an ever aging population 

Table I on the next page presents sta- 
tistics of all live births and deaths oc- 
curring in Illinois during the first nine 
months of 1946. In Tables II - VII these 
occurrences are allocated to the region 
of residence. Table VIII lists the 
number of live births, stillbirths, and 
deaths which occurred in each county. - 






TABLE I LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN ILLINOIS 
FIR3T NINE MONTHS, 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 




Live births 


111,697 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


Deaths - all causes 


66,016 


3,627 


4,280 


688 


1,446 


5,755 


20,508 


33,319 


20 


Selected causes of death, total 


61,373 


3,^9 


3,986 


581 


1,249 


5,207 


19,347 


30,988 


15 


Diseases of infancy 


2,917 


2,794 


2,847 


18 


19 


22 


10 


1 




Maternal causes 


174 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


47 


125 


1 


._ 


_. 


Communicable diseases, total 


979 


47 


123 


106 


68 


166 


355 


160 


1 


Diphtheria 


21 


1 


5 


9 


4 


1 


1 


1 


.. 


Dysentery - all forms 


16 


1 


1 


1 


.. 


6 


4 


4 


_«. 


Encephalitis 


13 


1 


2 


»- 


_• 


1 


6 


4 


»«. 


Measles 


51 


5 


31 


14 


2 


1 


2 


1 


_. 


Meningitis 


60 


7 


20 


11 


8 


8 


12 


1 


•.* 


Poliomyelitis 


121 


1 


13 


54 


32 


18 


, 4 


-— 


•>_ 


Scarlet fever 


7 


— 


1 


2 


3 


1 


«• 


a»» 


„_ 


Syphilis 


557 


15 


16 


«.» 


7 


108 


301 


124 


1 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


8 


„» 


— 


1 




4 


2 


1 


.... 


Whooping cough 


23 


13 


22 


1 


»« 


„« 


■m <m 




_.. 


Other communicable diseases 


102 


3 


12 


13 


12 


18 


23 


24 


«... 


Acute respiratory diseases 


2,280 


328 


431 


39 


43 


233 


602 


932 


_._ 


Influenza 


199 


18 


39 


k 


8 


16 


33 


99 


•- 


Pneumonia 


2,081 


310 


392 


35 


35 


217 


569 


833 


__ 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


"2,279 


16 


63 


kl 


248 


785 


848 


294 


__ 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2,062 


8 


2? 


21 


220 


721 


801 


272 


•»_ 


Accidents - all forms 


3,851 


65 


215 


214 


406 


663 


943 


1,402 


8 


Motor vehicle 


1,153 


5 


54 


' 95- 


216 


240 


296 


252 


.. 


Home 


1,267 


50 


123 


32 


21 


102 


199 


790 


-- 


Occupational 


383 


XXX 




JimJt A 


3* 


137 


160 


52 


» «» 


Public 


1,048 


10 


38 


87 


135 


184 


288 


308 


8 


Cancer 


9,547 


4 


26 


19 


65 


747 


4,120 


4,570 


_. 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


5,257 


6 


12 


2 


19 


186 


1,53^ 


3,504 


_. 


Diabetes 


1,927 


1 


2 


5 


16 


94 


723 


1,086 


1 


Diseases of digestive system 


2,803 


181 


228 


53 


61 


408 


1,122 


931 


_«. 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


727 


1 


2 


2 


4 


106 


375 


238 


m a, 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


198 


136 


153 


5 


1 


6 


9 


24 


— — 


Goiter 


162 


— 






4 


28 


74 


56 


— - 


Heart disease 


23,493 


4 


13 


41 


117 


1,139 


7,365 


14,814 


4 


Coronary 


5,399 


— 


— 


„- 


5 


313 


2,279 


2,802 


... 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,128 


1 


4 


21 


51 


204 


391 


457 


.. 


Homicide 


290 


2 


4 


7 


43 


139 


85 


12 


.- 


Nephritis 


4,226 


1 


16 


18 


*3 


262 


1,190 


2,696 


1 


Prostatic disease 


442 


... 


•.«. 


•_ 


1 


1 


61 


379 
4 


-B> 


Bheumatio fever 


i*8 


— 


6 


16 


5 


12 


5 


■»** 


Suicide 


698 


— 


.. 


1 


44 


197 


309 


147 


__ 


Ull other causes 


4,264 


I65 


266 


92 


147 


470 


1,054 


2,234 


1 


3aus© as yet unassigned 




379 


13 


28 


15 


50 


78 


107 


97 


4 





TABLE II DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr . 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 




Deaths - all causes 


37,363 


1,941 


2,281 


341 


756 


3,675 


13,463 


16,845 


2 


Selected causes of deaths, total 


35,335 


1,857 


2,129 


292 


658 


3,401 


12,898 


15,956 


1 


Diseases of infancy 


1,59*1 


1,533 


1,559 


6 


8 


15 


5 


1 


— 


Maternal causes 


94 


TTT 


XXX 


— 


23 


71 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


442 


22 


49 


52 


28 


78 


168 


67 


— 


Diphtheria 


15 


1 


2 


7 


3 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


7 




— 


1 


— 


3 


2 


1 


— 


Encephalitis 


4 












4 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


18 


2 


11 


6 


1 










Meningitis 


38 


k 


13 


6 


4 


6 


8 


1 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


56 


— 


5 


28 


12 


10 


1 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 










1 


-- 


— 


-- 


Syphilis 


253 


8 


8 


WW 


4 


44 


142 


55 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


2 










2 


-- 


-- 


— 


Whooping cough 


8 


6 


7 


1 












Other communicable diseases 


4o 


1 


3 


3 


4 


11 


10 


9 


•»«» 


Acute respiratory diseases 


1,410 


194 


249 


20 


21 


173 


460 


487 


-- 


Influenza 


59 


6 


17 


-- 


3 


7 


13 


19 


— 


Pneumonia 


1,351 


188 


232 


20 


18 


166 


447 


468 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


1,579 


13 


51 


27 


188 


570 


598 


145 


— 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,411 


8 


23 


10 


167 


522 


558 


131 


— - 


Accidents - all forms 


1,885 


38 


104 


104 


146 


298 


587 


645 


1 


Motor vehicle 


53* 




20 


49 


77 


91 


168 


129 


— 


Home 


607 


33 


71 


14 


12 


65 


135 


310 


•3 «• 


Occupational 


161 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


10 


50 


74 


27 


— 


Public 


583 


5 


13 


41 


47 


92 


210 


179 


1 


Cancer 


5,690 


2 


17 


12 


37 


480 


2,695 


2,449 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


2,629 


2 


5 


2 


13 


124 


959 


1,526 


— 


Diabetes 


1,17* 


1 


2 


1 


6 


53 


492 


620 


— 


Diseases of digestive system 


1,649 


50 


74 


19 


31 


278 


769 


478 





Cirrhosis of the liver 


510 


1 


2 


1 


2 


90 


282 


133 





Diarrhea and enteritis 


4o 


24 


30 


— 


1 


3 


4 


2 





Goiter 


101 








4 


16 


51 


30 





Heart disease 


13,913 


2 


6 


25 


77 


823 


5,023 


7,959 


— 


Coronary 


2,670 








3 


195 


1,287 


1,185 





Chronic rheumatic 


629 


1 


2 


15 


37 


145 


262 


168 


— 


Homicide 


212 


•»«• 


1 


6 


33 


106 


60 


6 


— 


Nephritis 


2,355 


— 


10 


7 


24 


186 


774 


1,354 


— 


Prostatic disease 


221 


— 


— 


1 


— 


18 


85 


117 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


26 


-- 


2 


10 


2 


10 


1 


1 


— 


Suicide 


361 








17 


102 


171 


71 





All other causes 


1,87* 


80 


139 


46 


75 


236 


512 


866 


a»«» 


Cause as yet unassigned 


154 


4 


13 


3 


23 


38 


53 


23 


1 



Region 1 - Chicago Metropolitan Area - 1940 population: 

4,256,601, Rural 275,731. 
Counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Late, and Will. 



Total 4,532,332; Urban 



TABLE III DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA 
FIRST NINE MONTHS, 19**6 



jaths - all causes 

sleeted causes of death, total 
Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 
Communicable diseases, total 
Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 
Encephalitis 
' Measles 
Meningitis 
Poliomyelitis 
Scarlet f erer 
Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 
Whooping cough 
Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all ferns 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 
Accidents - all forms 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 

Diseases of digestive system 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 

Heart disease 
Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 
All other oauses 
Cause as yet unassigned 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-1* 
yrs. 



6,987 

6,1*38 

31* 

17 

191 

1 
2 

xi 

7 
21 



1*05 

387 
31** 

xxx 

5 



130 

2 

9 

256 

226 
219 
206 

417 
130 
151 

in 

95 
921 

591 
184 
280 

53 
30 

13 
2,481 

779 

99 

8 

392 

1*8 

7 

69 

521 

28 



1*98 

U67 
328 

XXX. 

19 
1 

1 



5-ll* 
yrs. 



1 

1 
31* 

3 
31 

1 

5 

2 

2 

XXX 

1 



26 



22 



18 



102 

81 
8 
1 

13 



15-21* 
yrs. 



1 

2 

3 

1*9 

6 

*3 

l* 

2 

28 

10 

9 
xxx 

9 
5 
3 

28 



1 
8 
2 
6 
7 
7 
27 
9 
l* 
xxx 

11* 



23 

1 



27 
1* 



18 

3 



131 

112 
1* 
1* 
8 



25-1*1* 
yrs. 



J 

15 
kk 

23 
2 
1* 

15 
2 

3 
3 
5 



7 
3 
7 



1*5-61* 
yrs 



525 1,770 



1 

5 

15 

l* 



1*59 

3 
12 

1*9 



1 
1 
1 
1 
6 

36 



3 
22 

22 
61* 

57 
72 

33 
8 

18 

13 

59 

11* 

12 

38 

k 

1 

1 

lh 

32 

13 

2 

20 



1,651* 

1 

79 



17 

62 

1* 



65 yrs. 
& over 



3,958 
3,662 

23 



Uhk. 



71 



2 
kk 

2 
1*2 
79 
78 
80 
28 
25 
13 
11* 
320 
135 
51* 
89 
21* 

3 

1* 

6k6 
280 

35 
3 

82 

3 
2 

33 
113 



21 



130 
20 

110 
49 

kl 
165 

27 

103 

6 

29 
535 
1*36 
113 
111* 

25 

3 

8 

1,7^8 

1*67 

1*8 

2 

280 

^5 

11* 

286 

10 



Region 2 - Northern Area - 19l*0 population: Total 782,703; Urban 1*20,191; Sural 

^62 512 
Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Xariuilnm, ST*!^' 

LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, and 

Winnebago. 



TABLE IV DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1946 



Deaths - all causes 

Selected causes of death, total 
Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 
Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid 8s paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 
Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 
All other causes 
Cause as yet unassigned 



Total 



1,800 

1,607 

84 

8 

42 



1 

1 
1 

3 

1 

31 



2 
2 

49 
6 

4 3 
5* 
50 
128 
28 
66 
11 

23 
26l 

131 

53 

93 

17 

18 

2 

551 

153 

52 

5 

107 

20 

1 

18 

190 

3 



Under 
1 yr. 



119 

108 
79 

XXX 

5 



5 
5 



2 

XXX 

1 

16 
14 



11 



0-4 
yrs. 



131 

118 
80 

7 



3 

1 
2 



1 
18 
15 



1 
13 



5-14 
yrs. 



15 

13 

1 



5 
2 

XXX 

3 
2 



1 
1 
2 



15-24 
yrs. 



41 

36 

2 
1 



5 
4 
20 
11 
1 
1 

7 
1 



3 
1 



25-44 
yrs. 



1 
5 



142 
120 

6 

7 



4 

19 
18 
16 

7 
2 

6 

1 

21 

5 

2 
4 



1 

23 
9 
7 

1 
4 



T 
21 

1 



45-64 
yrs 



446 

415 

3 

16 



14 



11 

2 

9 
16 
16 
16 

4 

5 
4 

3 
98 
26 
21 

30 
8 

1 

144 
59 
10 

2 
22 

4 



6 

30 

1 



65 yrs. 
& over 



Region 3 - Peoria Metropolitan Area - 1940 population; Total 211,736; Urban 139,211; 

Rural 72,525. 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 



TABLE V DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA 
FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 




Deaths - all causes 


10,648 


600 


711 


110 


216 


564 


2,459 


6,583 


5 


Selected causes of death, total 


9,768 


563 


657 


91 


I83 


503 


2,290 


6,042 


2 


Diseases of Infancy 


466 


1^9 


458 


2 


3 


2 


1 


— 


-. 


Maternal causes 


23 


XXX 


XXX 




7 


16 


... 


-- 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


139 


6 


21 


16 


8 


15 


50 


29 


mm 


Diphtheria 


2 


— 


1 


1 












Dysentery - all forms 


4 










2 


.. 


2 


— 


Encephalitis 


3 


1 


1 


— 


.. 


-« 


1 


1 


mbtm 


Measles 


7 


-- 


4 


2 


— 


a»a» 


— 


1 


-- 


Meningitis 


6 


— 


3 


— 


1 


1 


1 


— 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


13 


— 


2 


6 


4 


1 


.. 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


1 


— 


-- 


1 












Syphilis 


72 


2 


2 


— 


1 


7 


44 


18 


— 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


2 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 




— 


Whooping cough 


6 


3 


6 








-. 




— 


Other communicable diseases 


23 


— 


2 


6 


2 


3 


3 


7 


». 


Acute respiratory diseases 


278 


50 


64 


9 


6 


11 


40 


148 


— 


Influenza 


38 


2 


7 


— 


1 


3 


7 


20 


-- 


Pneumonia 


240 


48 


57 


9 


5 


8 


33 


128 


-. 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


.186 


„„ 


5 


3 


17 


41 


85 


35 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


169 


— 


2 


1 


16 


35 


83 


32 


— 


Accidents - all forms 


677 


13 


46 


29 


84 


93 


114 


310 


1 


Motor vehicle 


210 


2 


16 


13 


50 


36 


43 


52 


— 


Home 


251 


9 


19 


5 


2 


13 


15 


197 


— 


Occupational 


70 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


9 


20 


31 


10 


— 


Public 


146 


2 


11 


11 


23 


24 


25 


51 


1 


Cancer 


1,407 


2 


3 


2 


4 


74 


504 


820 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


1,053 


1 


2 


— 


2 


22 


194 


833 


— 


Diabetes 


319 


— 


... 


-» 


5 


19 


92 


203 
166 


— 


Diseases of digestive system 


408 


39 


49 


16 


12 


*3 


122 


-. 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


68 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


6 


24 


36 


— 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


*3 


29 


33 


1 


->. 


-- 


1 


8 


-. 


Goiter 


29 


— 








r 


12 


12 


_» 


Heart disease 


3,739 


1 


3 


8 


18 


95 


847 


2,767 


1 


Coronary 


1,082 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


37 


382 


662 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


177 


-- 


1 


4 


6 


18 


43 


105 


— 


Homicide 


21 


1 


2 


-- 


2 


8 


8 


1 


-- 


Nephritis 


787 


1 


3 


5 


5 


24 


160 


590 


•»«■ 


Prostatic disease 


99 












5 


94 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


6 


-- 


1 


1 


m^m* 


1 


1 


2 


— 


Suicide 


131 








10 


& 


55 


32 


im mm 


All other causes 


812 


35 


52 


16 


25 


50 


•11 


516 


— 


Cause as yet unassigned 


68 


2 


2 


3 


8 


11 


25 


3 



Region 4 - Central Area - 1940 population; Total 1,331,175; Urban 551,587; Rural 
779,588. 

Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, 
DeVitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Iroquois, 
Jersey, Khox, Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Macon, Macoupin, Marshall, 
Mason, Menard,, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, 
Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



8 



TABLE VI DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 19**6 





Total 


Under 


0-1* 


5-1^ 


15-21* 


25-kk 


1*5-61* 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 




Deaths - all causes 


2,1*68 


190 


205 


39 


63 


222 


6M 


1,298 


— 


Selected causes of death, total 


2,208 


180 


191 


31 


5* 


193 


576 


1,163 


.- 


Diseases of infancy 


129 


128 


128 


— 


1 


— 


* *■• 


.*- 


— 


Maternal causes 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


2 


— 


— 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


in 


k 


5 


8 


2 


3 


11* 


9 


— 


Diphtheria 




















Dysentery - all forms 




















Encephalitis 




















Measles 




















Meningitis 


1 


— 


— 


1 












Poliomyelitis 


11 


1 


1 


6 


2 


1 


1 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


1 


— 


1 














Syphilis 


23 


2 


2 


— 


— 


2 


11 


8 


— 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


1 












1 


M 


■* 


Whooping cough 


1 


1 


1 














Other communicable diseases 


3 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


91 


1* 


16 


— 


3 


10 


17 


1# 


— 


Influenza 


15 


3 


3 


-- 


— 


2 


1* 


6 


— 


Pneumonia 


16 


11 


13 


— 


3 


8 


13 


39 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


62 


— 


-- 


2 


6 


3* 


9 


11 


— 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


6o 


— 


-- 


1 


5 


3* 


,9 


11 


— 


Accidents - all forms 


171 


2 


7 


13 


20 


32 


32 


67 


— 


Motor vehicle 


59 


-- 


1 


6 


11 


13 


11 


17 


— 


Home 


61 


2 


6 


2 


3 


5 


8 


37 


— 


Occupational 


21 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


6 


10 


5 


— 


Public 


30 


~ 


-- 


5 


6 


8 


3 


8 




Cancer 


270 








3 


19 


100 


11*8 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


230 










5 


63 


162 


— 


Diabetes 


61 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


— 


21 


39 


— 


Diseases of digestive system 


110 


31 


32 


3 


3 


10 


27 


35 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


30 










1 


llf 


15 


— 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


33 


30 


31 


1 








1 


— 


Goiter 


3 










2 


— 


1 


-- 


Heart disease 


825 


-- 


1 


2 


6 


52 


229 


535 


— 


Coronary 


181* 








1 


' 17 


87 


79 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


1*1* 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


11 


13 


18 


-- 


Homicide 


13 


1 


1 


— 


1 


7 


1* 


— 


— 


Nephritis 


152 


— 


1 


1 


2 


5 


1*6 


97 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


8 












3 


5 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


3 


*«• 


-- 


1 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


Suicide 


3* 








1* 


11 


10 


9 


— 


All other causes 


219 


6 


10 


6 


5 


2 3 


51 


121* 


— 


Cause as yet unassigned 


kl 


1* 


1* 


2 


1* 


6 


li* 


11 


^^ 



Region 5 - East St. Louis Metropolitan Area - 19l*0 population: 

213,175; Rural 103,073. 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



Total 316,21*8; Urban 



TABLE VII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA 
FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1946 



v 


Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs 


Unk 






1 yr. 


yrs 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 




Deaths - all causes 


5,112 


320 


385 


6Q 


98 


355 


1,157 


3,044 


5 


Selected causes of death, total 


^,535 


304 


359 


62 


82 


323 


1,035 


2,670 


4 


Diseases of Infancy 


255 


251 


252 


1 


— 


2 


— 


— 


— 


Maternal causes 


23 








6 


16 


1 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


97 


5 


18 


14 


8 


13 


23 


20 


1 


Diphtheria 


3 


— 


1 


1 


1 










Dysentery - all forms 


2 












1 


1 


mm 


Encephalitis 


2 


— 


1 


— 


-_ 


— 


— 


1 


" 


Measles 


8 


3 


6 


1 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis 


3 


-- 


— 


2 


1 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


15 


— 


4 


7 


4 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


«a m> 


«K> ftfl) 


-«. 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


4o 


1 


1 


.- 


1 


11 


15 


11 


1 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


3 


— 


-- 


1 


.. 


1 


— 


1 


-- 


Whooping cough 


2 


— 


2 


— 


— 




-- 


-- 


■0 <m 


Other communicable diseases 


18 


1 


3 


1 


1 


1 


6 


6 


-" 


Acute respiratory diseases 


157 


27 


40 


2 


3 


9 


21 


82 


mm 


Influenza 


47 


4 


6 


2 


3 


3 


5 


28 


mm 


Pneumonia 


110 


23 


3 1 * 


— 




6 


16 


54 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


133 


2 


2 


1 


10 


37 


48 


35 


«■«• 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


127 


— 


.. 


1 


9 


37 


45 


35 


— 


Accidents - all forms 


344 


3 


22 


30 


34 


70 


66 


122 


— 


Motor vehicle 


104 




4 


14 


19 


♦28 


22 


17 


' — 


Home 


114 


2 


14 


5 


1 


5 


10 


79 


" 


Occupational 


54 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


4 


25 


22 


3 


— 


Public 


72 


1 


4 


11 


10 


12 


12 


23 


— 


Cancer 


629 


-_ 


1 


2 


2 


51 


195 


378 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


523 


« 


1 


»- 


— 


10 


125 


387 





Diabetes 


116 


« 


.- 


1 


„» 


7 


39 


68 


1 


Diseases of digestive system 


199 


15 


22 


6 


5 


20 


59 


87 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


38 


— 


-- 


«- 


«,» 


3 


15 


20 





Diarrhea and enteritis 


28 


14 


17 


2 


.. 


1 


-- 


8 


— 


Goiter 


9 


-. 


— 


-. 


.. 


2 


5 


2 


— 


Heart disease 


1,580 


1 


1 


2 


4 


41 


340 


1,191 


1 


Coronary 


397 










13 


127 


257 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


110 








2 


9 


22 


77 


mm 


Homicide 


20 


mm 


-- 


.- 


4 


9 


5 


2 


-- 


Nephritis 


360 





— 


1 


1 


18 


83 


256 


1 


Prostatic disease 


28 










»» 


1 


27 





Rheumatic fever 


2 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


1 





Suicide 


60 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


18 


24 


12 





All other causes 


523 


14 


22 


2 


8 


24 


108 


358 


1 


Cause as yet unassigned 


54 


2 


4 


4 


8 


8 


14 


16 


1 



Region 6 - Southern Area - 1940 population: Total 723,047; Urban 228,885; Rural 
494,162. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Cravford, Edvards, Effingham, Fayette, 

Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, 
Lavrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, 
Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson. 



10 



TABLE VIII LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BI PLACE OF OCCURRENCE 






ILLINOIS, 


FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1946 










Lire 


Still- 






Live 


Still- 




Area 


Births 


births 


Deaths 


Area 


Births 


births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


111,697 


2,543 


66,016 


LaSalle 


1,522 


34 


833 










Lawrence 


116 


2 


I36 


Chicago 


46,147 


1,146 


27,760 


Lee 


482 


5 


425 


Devastate 


65,550 


1,397 


38,256 


Livingston 


463 


7 


304 


Adams 


974 


26 


659 


Logan 


414 


7 


281 


Alexander 


1*97 


18 


250 


McDonough 


450 


10 


245 


Bond 


24 


1 


67 


McHenry 


442 


12 


285 ' 


Boone 


279 


5 . 


142 


McLean 


1,215 


16 


682 


Brown 


42 


— 


*3 


Macon 


1,608 


36 


751 


Bureau 


608 


12 


300 


Macoupin 


234 


9 


236 


Calhoun 


70 


2 


33 


Madison 


2,574 


58 


1,289 


Carroll 


216 


8 


134 


Marion 


776 


29 


306 


Cass 


222 


k 


127 


Marshall 


9 


1 


63 


Champaign 


1,508 


16 


526 


Mason 


44 


— 


91 


Christian 


536 


8 


260 


Massac 


174 


6 


103 


Clark 


74 


— 


116 


Menard 


38 


— 


44 


Clay 


9k 


5 


81 


Mercer 


12 


— 


88 


Clinton 


269 


k 


153 


Monroe 


12 


— 


72 


Coles 


637 


Ik 


334 


Montgomery 


610 


8 


3*7 


Cook 


57,331 


1,359 


3^,067 


Morgan 


522 


10 


589 


Cravford 


27^ 


6 


176 


Moultrie 


52 


1 


76 


Cumberland 


52 


2 


66 


Ogle 


204 


2 


186 


DeKalD 


655 


16 


319 


Peoria 


3,005 


47 


1,600 


DeWitt 


151 


3 


139 


Perry 


393 


10 


168 


Douglas 


258 


10 


122 


Piatt 


80 


3 


68 


DuPage 


1,006 


16 


771 


Pike 


250 


3 


149 


Edgar 


332 


1 


211 


Pope 


49 


l 


45 


Edwards 


48 


3 


6k 


Pulaski 


93 


4 


93 


Effingham 


506 


9 


208 


Putnam 


2 


— 


13 


Fayette 


317 


9 


187 


Randolph 


379 


10 


221 


Ford 


153 


k 


101 


Richland 


479 


14 


179 


Franklin 


kok 


10 


327 


Rock Island 


1,923 


40 


1,120 


Fulton 


561 


3 


325 


St. Clair 


2,409 


84 


1,373 


Gallatin 


104 


3 


75 


Saline 


634 


13 


311 


Greene 


26k 


k 


132 


Sangamon 


1,991 


49 


1,137 


Grundy 


231* 


9 


145 


Schuyler 


70 


2 


78 


Hamilton 


149 


3 


75 


Scott 


14 


— 


51 


Hancock 


136 


2 


136 


Shelby 


230 


5 


172 


Hardin 


97 


6 


60 


Stark 


16 


— 


38 


Henderson 


Ik 


— 


37 


Stephenson 


806 


21 


382 


Henry 


627 


16 


358 


Tazewell 


600 


13 


303 


Iroquois 


385 


8 


217 


Union 


270 


10 


343 
805 


Jackson 


630 


18 


289 


Vermilion 


1,3*2 


28 


Jasper 


4o 


k 


62 


Wabash 


77 


1 


93 


Jefferson 


54i 


13 


255 


Warren 


387 


4 


186 


Jersey 


96 


5 


77 


Washington 


43 


-- 


96 


Jo Daviess 


6k 


3 


121 


Wayne 


167 


1 


103 


Johnson 


85 


2 


73 


White 


170 


2 


103 


Kane 


3,002 


kl 


1,631 


Whiteside 


643 


15 


283 


Kankakee 


934 


19 


1,132 


Will 


1,797 


36 


919 


Kendall 


6 


— 


51 


Williamson 


772 


18 


382 


Knox 


762 


18 


497 


Winnebago 


.2,231 


49 


900 


Lake 


2,106 


53 


1,049 


Woodford 


28 




90 



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PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA IN ILLINOIS, 1920-1945 



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outbreak of these infections a lull of a year or two takes plaoe before a new epidemic oomea along. Case reports 
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- 1 . 



HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 







State of Illinois 

Dwight JHL Green 

Governor 




art men * oi I'uhlie Health 
Roland It, Crma, MJ>. 
Director 



4Jl UlBftAftY-te lfl 



19**6 Series, No. 3 



Springfield, Illinois 



/\Pr< fcQ 1" 



ych 1, 19^7 



PROVISIONAL VITAL STATISTIGS^OPf 1946 



GROWTH OF POPULATION 



8,180,000 



A reoord-breaking 170,921 livebirths were registered in Illinois for the year 19^6. 
the sane tine only 88,373 deaths occurred in the state. The excess of births over deaths 
the state with a natural increase in population amounting to 82, 5l*8 persons. The 19A6 birth 
of 20.9 livebirths per 1,000 population is the highest in the history of Illinois vital statistjLce 




At 

provides 

rate 



1,000 population inj 19^6 is near the all 
is July 1 population in Illinoi 



tine low of 10.6 encoun- 



The low rate of 10.8 deaths per 
tered in 1933. 

Underneath this text is plot 
to 19W. At the bottom of the page; are shown the; births and deaths 
since 1916. No reliable figures on births and deaths in Illinois were collected before 1916. 

Despite recent high birth rates, the population is not now growing as rapidly as in 



for each year from 
which occurred in the 




years after World War 
is partially offse 
lives (as evident 
ber of old 
making mai 



fewer lew residents are entering the state. Lack of 1 in-migra bion 



in the prevention of 'early death from disease. But this saving 



low death rates) is also causii 
Coupled with large increases in 
dependent on relatively fei 



substantial increases each year in the 
he child population], this has the eff eojt 
people in the productive years of life. 



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DEATHS 









1910 



1916 



1920 



1930 



1940 



1950 



MORTALITY IN ILLINOIS DURING 1946 



THE BRIGHT SIDE 



The year 19^6 began with a rather high 
mortality in the first three months 
hrought about by a fairly widespread out- 
break of influenza and pneumonia that 
started in late 19^5- Despite this poor 
beginning the conditions during the re- 
mainder of the year were so favorable 
that the mortality for the year as a 
whole was only 10.8 deaths per 1,000 per- 
sons in the state. In the last 30 years 
this rate has been bettered only 3 times 
and equalled only 3 times. Although the 
population of the state is estimated to 
have increased nearly half a million, 
there were only 158 more deaths in 19^6 
than in 19^5- 

The fact that low mortality exists, in 
spite of an aging population wherein year 
by year an ever increasing proportion 
faces greater likelihood of death, is en- 
couraging evidence of progress in the 
saving of life. If present death rates 
were standardized against what has been 
taken to be a standard distribution of 
people into age groups, the resulting 
standardized rates would be generally 
lower than those heretofore encountered, 
even for such causes as now give very 
high crude death rates. 

The greatest number of deaths (and 
therefore the highest crude death rate) 
is seen in heart disease. Every year 
sees a great number of heart deaths, but 
in 19^6 the crude rate dropped to 38U per 
100,000 population from the k0& in 19^-5. 
This drop in the rate comes from the fact 
that the increase in deaths from this 
cause did not keep pace with the growth 
of population. A similar situation is 
observed for cancer, where the crude rate 
fell off from 16k in 19^5 to 157 per 
100,000 population in 19 1 *-6, even though 
the total number of deaths increased. 
Other leading diseases having lower crude 
rates for the same reason were cerebral 
hemorrhage, diabetes, nephritis, and dis- 
eases of the digestive system. 

The most outstanding progress in sav- 
ing lives was among newborn babies and 
their mothers. Despite the great number 
of births in 19^6, which taxed obstetric 



and pediatric facilities to the greatest 
extent ever, deaths associated with 
childbearing reached an all time low of 
1.3 maternal deaths per 1.000 livebirths 
and deaths of babies under 1 year of age 
dropped to 30-3 infant deaths per 1,000 
live births, the lowest in history. 



TABLE A- •PROVISIONAL VITAL 
STATISTICS RATES FOR ILLINOIS 



Deaths per 1,000 population 
Live births per 1,000 
population 



19^6 19^5 

10.8 ll.U 

20.9 17.3 



Stillbirths per 1.000 live 

births 
Infant deaths per 1,000 

live births 
Maternal deaths per 1 000 

live births 



21.3 21.9 

30.3 31.8 

1.3 1.8 



Although the stillbirth rate is also 
at a minimum, it is hazardous to draw 
conclusions because the reporting of 
stillbirths is far from complete and 
there is no way of knowing whether the 
reporting is better or worse now than be- 
fore. What evidence there is indicates 
that better and more prenatal care is be- 
ing given the expectant mother and that 
this helps save lives. Continued im- 
provement is possible, as can be seen 
from comparing conditions in the various 
parts of the state. In the city of 
Chicago the infant and maternal death 
rates are 28.8 and 1.2 per 1,000 live 
births, respectively; in the rest of the 
state the infant death rate is 31 «3 and 
the maternal death rate 1.5. The fact 
that these rates are based on occurrences 
rather than residence makes the disparity 
more important, because Chicago, as an 
important medical center, tends to draw 
into the city many cases with complica- 
tions . 

Incidental good news is the fact 
that for the 8th successive year there 
has not been a death from smallpox in the 
state. However, as long as even a few 



cases of the disease occur it remains a 
threat and requires continued Immuniza- 
tion against the disease. Deaths from 
meningitis were almost halved and Indica- 
tions are that the wartime boom in this 
disease has nearly "been abated. 

TABLE B — CRUDE DEATH RATES 
FOR THE TEN LEADING CAUSES 



Deaths per 100, 


,000 population 




1946 


1945 


Heart disease 


385.5 


408.2 


Cancer 


157.1 


164.4 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


86.1 


92.5 


Nephritis 


68.1 


78.4 


Accidents 


64.} 


64.7 


(Motor vehicle) 


(20.4) 


(18.6) 


Influenza and Pneumonia 


36.9 


41.3 


Tuberculosis * 


36.I 


4o.O 


Diabetes 


31.1 


34.7 


Premature birth 


23.8 


17.6 


Arteriosclerosis 


18.6 


21.0 



THE DARK SIDE 

The adverse events of 1946 which come 
most readily to mind are the epidemic of 
poliomyelitis and two tragic accidents. 
There were 17 1 deaths from polio , nearly 
double the number In 1945 and 19 more 
than the previous high of 152 deaths in 
1943. The railroad wreck at Naperville 
in May led to 46 deaths and the holocaust 
at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago caused 6l 
deaths. These two catastrophes signifi- 
cantly increased the proportion of deaths 
from public accidents for the year. 

An epidemic and a spectacular wreck or 
fire focus attention because they, fortu- 
nately, are unusual. But the greatest 
dangers to life are unfortunately too 
often passed over Just because they are 
familiar every day occurrences. In- 
creased use of automobiles has brought on 
a sharp increase in auto accidents. The 
I669 deaths from motor vehicle accidents 
in 1946 were l6# higher than in 1945 and 
almost 27# above the low reached in 1944 
when the greatest restrictions on auto 
traffic were effective. While motor ve- 
hicle fatalities are well under the peak 
figure of 2600 reached in 194l, the trend 



shows that we need not be surprised if 
that figure is soon approached or even 
passed. Probably the worst feature of 
the mortality from accidents is that it 
strikes heavily on children and on per- 
sons in the productive years of life. 
The importance of accidental death in 
this last group is demonstrated by the 
charts on page 12 of this bulletin. 

While the downward trend of deaths 
from tuberculosis continued in 1946, this 
disease is always a great cause for con- 
cern because of its impact on individuals 
in the earlier years of maturity. The 
charts on the last page show tuberculosis 
as the second most frequent cause of 
death in persons in each of the age 
groups 15-24 and 25-44 years. 

A prime cause for concern is the 
doubling of deaths from diphtheria in 
1946 over 1945- Despite the fact that 
diphtheria can be prevented by immuniza- 
tion, the disease caused 13 deaths in 
1946 among children under 5 years, as op- 
posed to only 6 deaths in 1945. Similar- 
ly, the 9 deaths among children aged 5-14 
were 3 more than for those ages during 
1945. A new problem is created by the 
increase in diphtheria among adults. In 
1946 there were 9 deaths from diphtheria 
in persons 15 years old and over as op- 
posed to only 3 deaths in 1945 i of the 9 
deaths in this age group, 5 were in the 
ages 15 to 25. 

Although death from whooping cough 
dropped off sharply in 1946, the 30 
deaths from this cause make a tragic com- 
mentary on the failure to immunize all 
babies against the disease. Certain 
fatal infectious diseases usually infre- 
quent as causes of death, were sharply 
higher in 1946 than in 1945. Tularemia 
accounted for 9 deaths as compared with 6 
in 1945 , and Rocky Mountain spotted fever 
caused 4 deaths in 1946 as opposed to 
none in the previous year. 

Suicides and homicides increased 
sharply in 1946 over 1945. Suicide rates 
were at their lowest during the war 
period and were at their highest during 
the years of economic uncertainty from 
1930 through 1934. Homicide was also 
very low during the war years. 



TABLE I LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE 

ILLINOIS, 1946 



County 


Population 


Lire 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County 


Population 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8180000 


170921 


3645 


88373 


LaSalle 


101625 


2262 


50 


1080 












Lawrence 


20694 


162 


2 


179 


Chioago 


360OOOO 


73800 


1725 


37267 


Lee 


34944 


712 


8 


564 


Dovnstate 


4580OOO 


97121 


1920 


51106 


Livingston 


38188 


684 


13 


388 


Adams 


62923 


1468 


38 


883 


Logan 


28629 


591 


X ? 


384 


Alexander 


22509 


750 


30 


320 


McDonough 


27281 


643 


16 


342 


Bond 


1U071 


35 


1 


86 


McHenry 


40248 


677 


19 


399 


Boone 


15798 


401 


8 


181 


McLean 


70753 


1751 


24 


913 


Brown 


7005 


55 


— 


58 


Macon 


90073 


2452 


53 


980 


Bureau 


36278 


846 


17 


416 


Macoupin 


43695 


356 


10 


315 


Calhoun 


7153 


103 


4 


46 


Madison 


175318 ! 


3883 


89 


1741 


Carroll 


I8696 


335 


14 


175 


Marion 


43189 


1144 


42 


409 


Cass 


15151 


320 


10 


170 


Marshall 


12229 


16 


1 


99 


Champaign 


73964 


2205 


25 


713 


Mason 


14831 


59 


2 


119 


Christian 


36387 


799 


12 


354 


Massac 


13721 


244 


9 


149 


Clark 


17004 


104 


-- 


147 


Menard 


9379 


48 


-- 


61 


Clay 


I6903 


159 


7 


111 


Mercer 


17166 


19 


— 


109 


Clinton 


21030 


385 


5 


204 


Monroe 


12702 


16 


-- 


94 


Coles 


36894 


953 


21 


455 


Montgomery 


30915 


910 


12 


460 


Cook 


4300502 


90025 


1944 


45768 


Morgan 


33925 


771 


20 


773 


Crawford 


20164 


411 


7 


231 


Moultrie 


12309 


78 


1 


106 


Cumberland 


10247 


70 


4 


83 


Ogle 


30178 


312 


3 


269 


DeKalb 


35843 


946 


17 


415 


Peoria 


154366 


4436 


66 


P105 


DeWitt 


17170 


224 


6 


176 


Perry 


22047 


595 


19 


230 


Douglas 


16124 


394 


12 


165 


Piatt 


13*57 


123 


4 


100 


DuPage 


120514 


1474 


29 


999 


Pike 


22740 


3*5 


5 


204 


Edgar 


23567 


486 


4 


280 


Pope 


6309 


69 


1 


58 


Edwards 


8519 


69 


3 


81 


Pulaski 


14064 


140 


7 


129 


Effingham 


19603 


752 


15 


267 


Putnam 


4862 


3 


— 


17 


Fayette 


25651 


492 


11 


256 


Randolph 


31788 


569 


15 


302 


Ford 


14481 


221 


4 


140 


Richland 


15789 


712 


16 


239 


Franklin 


47797 


603 


13 


448 


Rock Island 


124888 


2833 


50 


1514 


Fulton 


44004 


853 


9 


427 


St. Clair 


185914 


3911 


110 


1877 


Gallatin 


9910 


150 


4 


97 


Saline 


33*83 


992 


16 


408 


Greene 


19140 


416 


12 


177 


Sangamon 


122876 


2966 


I 63 


1527 


Grundy 


19850 


330 


10 


106 


Schuyler 


IOO32 


111 


2 


95 


Hamilton 


13406 


231 


5 


Scott 


7108 


18 


1 


67 


Hancock 


25246 


202 


4 


195 


Shelby 


24194 


351 


! 6 


220 


Hardin 


8381 


149 


9 


77 


Stark 


8335 


16 


— 


52 


Henderson 


8282 


23 


-- 


46 


Stephenson 


41608 


1153 


27 


520 


Henry 


42443 


955 


27 


462 


Tazewell 


61243 


860 


19 


400 


Iroquois 


30652 


533 


! *5 


289 


Union 


20343 


403 


14 


460 


Jackson 


35781 


1027 


21 


399 


Vermilion 


82061 


1976 


41 


1075 


Jasper 


II879 


56 


5 


82 


Wabash 


14011 


152 


2 


123 


Jefferson 


34937 
13588 


855 


21 


332 


Warren 


20517 


571 


6 


258 


Jersey 


145 


5 


94 


Washington 


14777 


64 


1 


120 


Jo Daviess 


21256 


103 


4 


164 


Wayne 


20017 


239 


2 


133 


Johnson 


8984 


132 


3 


86 


White 


21211 


239 


2 


141 


Kane 


1397H 


4334 


65 


2l6l 


Whiteside 


S 44290 


983 


21 


397 


Kankakee 


65903 


1412 


23 


1449 


Will 


126675 


2627 


43 


1263 


Kendall 


10765 


7 




62 


Williamson 


48553 


1194 


27 


509 


Knox 


51208 


1186 


23 


663 


Winnebago 


134661 


3196 


70 


1237 


Lake 


129840 


3054 


76 


1366 


Woodford 


18675 


46 


•» — 


115 



TABLE II LIVE BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN ILLINOIS, 1946 



, 


Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yre. 


Utile. 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yra. 


yra. 


& over 




Live births 


170,921 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


TTT 


XXX 


TTT 


XXX 


Deaths - all causes 


88,373 


5,171 


6,043 


904 


1,863 


7,692 


27,442 


44,407 


22 


Selected causes of death, total 


82,233 


4,900 


5,620 


768 


1,599 


6,957 


25,922 


41,350 


17 


Diseases of infancy 


4,148 


3,977 


4,048 


27 


26 


?° 


15 


2 


— 


Maternal causes 


229 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


57 


169 


2 


-_ 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


1,298 


68 


172 


125 


86 


218 


479 


217 


1 


Diphtheria 


31 


2 


13 


9 


5 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


22 


2 


2 


1 


2 


7 


6 


4 


-- 


Encephalitis 


21 


1 


4 


1 


-- 


2 


9 


5 


— 


Measles 


53 


5 


33 


14 


2 


1 


2 


1 


— 


Meningitis 


73 


10 


26 


12 


9 


9 


14 


3 


•»*» 


Poliomyelitis 


171 


2 


23 


68 


40 


35 


5 


T- 


— 


Scarlet fever 


10 


M« 


2 


2 


3 


1 


2 





— 


Syphilis 


745 


20 


21 


-- 


11 


135 


404 


173 


1 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


10 


— 


— 


1 


1 


4 


3 


1 


— 


Whooping cough 


30 


20 


29 


1 












Other communicable diseases 


132 


6 


19 


16 


13 


22 


33 


29 


-_ 


Acute respiratory diseases 


3,019 


477 


615 


56 


54 


299 


789 


1,206 


-- 


Influenza 


237 


25 


54 


6 


9 


19 


37 


112 


— 


Pneumonia 


2,782 


452 


56l 


50 


45 


280 


752 


1,094 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


2,954 


20 


82 


50 


322 


1,008 


1,099 


392 


1 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2,680 


9 


33 


27 


290 


930 


1,038 


361 


1 


Accidents - all forms 


5,259 


109 


3} 1 


294 


529 


903 


1,295 


1,919 


8 


Motor vehicle 


1,669 


6 


67 


137 


299 


3*7 


430 


389 


— 


Home 


1,727 


89 


195 


51 


30 


144 


262 


1,045 


— 


Occupational 


518 


XXX 


XXX 


TTT 


45 


175 


226 


72 


— 


Public 


1,3*5 


14 


49 


106 


155 


237 


377 


413 


8 


Cancer 


12,847 


4 


3* 


30 


78 


1,005 


5,526 


6,173 


1 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


7,044 


6 


13 


6 


22 


255 


2,042 


4,706 


— 


Diabetes 


2,541 


1 


3 


5 


17 


115 


964 


1,^36 


1 


Diseases of digestive system 


3,735 


228 


289 


67 


78 


526 


1,513 


1,262 


.- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


978 


2 


5 


2 


5 


143 


509 


31* 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


242 


166 


188 


5 


1 


9 


10 


29 


— 


Goiter 


201 








4 


36 


94 


67 


— 


Heart disease 


31,373 


5 


16 


54 


143 


1,522 


9,948 


19,686 


4 


Coronary 


7,356 








6 


440 


3,133 


3,777 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,513 


1 


5 


30 


64 


260 


529 


625 


— 


Homicide 


^50 


2 


7 


9 


64 


235 


117 


18 


— 


Nephritis 


5,568 


2 


21 


23 


57 


358 


1,536 


3,572 


1 


Prostatic disease 


582 








1 


1 


84 


496 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


61 


1 


9 


19 


8 


14 


6 


5 


-- 


Suicide 


924 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


53 


263 


413 


193 


— 


All other causes 


5,591 


248 


378 


116 


193 


623 


1,366 


2,914 


1 


Cause as yet unassigned 


549 


23 


45 


20 


71 


112 


154 


143 


4 



TABLE III DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 ; 


5-14 


15-24 25-44 1 45- 64 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr. 


yra 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


8s over 




Deaths - all causes 


50,159 


2,810 


3,252 


457 


961 


4,919 


18,103 


22,463 


4 


Selected causes of death; total 


47,442 


2,679 


3,036 


389 


834 


4,522 


17,281 


21,377 


3 


Diseases of infancy 


2,292 


2,205 


2,239 


12 


12 


19 


8 


2 


-- 


Maternal causes 


124 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


29 


94 


1 




— 


Communicable diseases, total 


592 


33 


72 


61 


39 


108 


225 


87 


— 


Diphtheria 


22 


2 


7 


7 


4 


2 


1 


1 


— 


Dysentery - all forms 


10 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


4 


4 


1 


— 


Encephalitis 


7 


— 


1 


— 


— 


1 


5 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


18 


2 


11 


6 


1 










Meningitis 


48 


5 


17 


6 


5 


7 


10 


3 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


85 


— 


7 


37 


17 


23 


1 


— 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 










1 


— 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


337 


11 


11 


— 


7 


55 


191 


73 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


3 


— 


— 


— 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Whooping cough 


11 


9 


10 


1 












Other communicable diseases 


50 


4 


8 


3 


4 


13 


13 


9 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


1,851 


283 


349 


29 


27 


214 


594 


638 


— 


Influenza 


72 


11 


24 


-- 


3 


8 


15 


22 


-- 


Pneumonia 


1,779 


272 


325 


29 


24 


206 


579 


6l6 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


2,033 


16 


67 


33 


236 


731 


775 


190 


1 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,822 


9 


29 


13 


213 


67O 


726 


170 


1 


Accidents - all forms 


2,597 


58 


146 


145 


189 


418 


810 


888 


1 


Motor vehicle 


809 




26 


73 


106 


145 


254 


205 


— 


Home 


816 


50 


102 


24 


15 


88 


172 


415 


— 


Occupational 


228 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


14 


64 


116 


34 


-- 


Public 


744 


8 


18 


48 


54 


121 


268 


234 


1 


Cancer 


7,714 


2 


25 


17 


43 


655 


3,631 


3,342 


1 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


3,52l> 


3 


7 


4 


14 


172 


1,277 


2,050 


-- 


Diabetes 


1,558 


1 


2 


1 


7 


64 


665 


819 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


2,212 


74 


104 


27 


37 


359 


1,043 


642 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


678 


2 


4 


1 


3 


119 


382 


169 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


56 


37 


44 


-- 


1 


4 


5 


2 


— 


Goiter 


126 








4 


23 


64 


35 


f- 


Heart disease 


18,633 


3 


8 


! 32 


96 


1,085 


6,826 


10,586 


-- 


Coronary 


3,648 








3 


272 


1,780 


1,593 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


eko 


1 


3 


20 


46 


182 


354 


235 


-- 


Homicide 


325 


— 


1 


! 6 


45 


180 


82 


11 


— 


Nephritis 


3,056 


— 


12 


9 


29 


248 


997 


1,761 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


290 








1 


1 


56 


232 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


33 


1 


* 


13 


4 


10 


1 


1 


-- 


Suicide 


482 


XXX 


XXX 




22 


141 


226 


93 


-- 


All other causes 


2,493 


123 


i 194 


62 


97 


341 


746 


1,053 


-- 


Cause as yet unassigned 


\ 224 


8 


22 


6 


30 


56 


76 


33 


1 


Region 1 - Chicago Metropolitan Ar 


sa - 194 


population: 


Tot 


,al 4, 


532,332; Urban 




If, 256,601; Rural 275,73 


L. 












Counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lak 


s, and W 


ill. 

















TABLE IV DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr- 


yrs 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs . 


& over 




Deaths - all causes 


9,335 


567 


691 


132 


169 


691 


2,338 


5,3H 


3 


Selected causes of death, total 


8,609 


540 


641 


107 


142 


607 


2,183 


4,926 


3 


Diseases of Infancy 


467 


430 


447 


10 


5 


4 


1 


— 




Maternal causes 


22 


TTT 


m 


1 


4 


17 


-- 


-- 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


246 


8 


25 


16 


13 


57 


100 


35 


mm 


Diphtheria 


2 


-- 


2 














Dysentery - all forms 


4 


1 


1 


_. 


2 


1 


-- 


_. 


-- 


Encephalitis 


7 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


3 


-'- 


Measles 


16 


-- 


9 


4 


1 


1 


1 




-. 


Meningitis 


8 


2 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


3 


... 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


25 


«- 


2 


7 


7 


7 


2 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 












1 


-. 


-- 


Syphilis 


166 


2 


2 


_« 


2 


*3 


88 


31 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 




















Whooping cough 


3 


2 


3 














Other communicable diseases 


14 


1 


3 


3 


1 


3 


3 


1 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


336 


52 


7* 


10 


4 


31 


56 


161 


-- 


Influenza 


37 


4 


8 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


23 





Pneumonia 


299 


48 


66 


7 


4 


30 


5U 


138 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


2lk 


1 


4 


9 


22 


84 


98 


57 





Pulmonary tuberculosis 


259 


— 


2 


9 


21 


77 


95 


55 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


577 


13 


*3 


36 


5* 


92 


106 


245 


1 


Motor vehicle 


164 


2 


11 


10 


28 


41 


33 


41 


-- 


Home 


235 


1° 


22 


9 


3 


13 


32 


156 


-- 


Occupational 


57 


XXX 


Try 


-- 


6 


22 


18 


11 


-- 


Public 


121 


1 


10 


17 


17 


16 


23 


37 


1 


Cancer 


1,239 


— 


5 


1 


2 


77 


*39 


715 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


793 


2 


3 


1 


3 


17 


170 


599 


-- 


Diabetes 


248 


-- 


1 


2 




15 


78 


149 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


379 


3* 


36 


9 


6 


46 


120 


160 





Cirrhosis of the liver 


81 










8 


& 


39 


- -- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


38 


29 


30 


._ 


-_ 


2 


3 


3 


-- 


Goiter 


18 










1 


5 


12 


.. 


Heart disease 


3,304 


.. 


1 


5 


8 


108 


846 


2,33^ 


2 


Coronary 


1,038 








1 


48 


372 


617 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


132 








3 


15 


*5 


69 


-- 


Homicide 


10 


-- 


-- 


1 




3 


4 


2 


M»* 


Nephritis 


526 


-- 


1 


3 


10 


29 


109 


37* 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


67 












5 


62 


_. 


Rheumatic fever 


8 


__ 


1 


3 


1 


-- 


2 


1 


.. 


Suicide 


95 


XXX 


XXX 




7 


24 


44 


20 


-- 


All other causes 


688 


26 


44 


22 


21 


79 


151 


371 


-- 


Cause as yet unassigned 


38 


1 


6 


3 


6 


5 


4 


14 





Region 2 - Northern Area - 1940 population: Total 782,703; Urban 420,191; Rural 

362,512. 
Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kankakee, Kendall, 

LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, and 

Winnebago. 



TABLE V DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 19^6 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



O-k 
yra 



5-lk 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-W* 
yrs. 



1*5-64 
yrs. 



65 yrs. 
& over 



Deaths - all causes 

Seleoted causes of death, total 
Diseases of Infancy 
Maternal causes 
Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 
Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 
All other causes 
Cause as yet unassigned 



2,3& 

2,116 

112 

9 

54 
1 
1 
1 
1 
4 
1 



in 



2 
2 

61* 
6 
58 
61* 
60 
177 
38 
96 

17 

26 

350 

166 

63 
116 

21 

20 

2 

726 

224 

70 

11 

153 
23 

1 

25 

21* 

4 



151 

106 
XXX 

5 



7 
7 



2 

XXX 



17 
15 



XXX 

13 



167 

152 
107 

8 
1 



17 

14 
1 



48 

42 

2 
1 



6 

1 
5 

XXX 



19 



16 

1 



5 
2 



3 
2 



1 
1 



1 

XXX 

15 



1 
1 

2 



1 

5 
4 

23 

13 

2 

1 

7 

1 
1 



4 

1 



l 
2 



1 
6 



193 

165 

7 
8 



8 



5 

23 
22 

25 

8 

6 

9 
2 

29 
5 



1 

1 

28 

13 
8 
6 
6 



11 

27 

1 



606 

566 
4 

20 



1 
1 



18 



14 
2 
12 
19 
19 
2| 

7 

7 

3 

139 

33 

23 

39 

12 

1 

205 

86 

22 

2 

32 
k 



9 

38 

2 



Region 3 - Peoria Metropolitan Area 

Rural 72,525. 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 



- 19U0 population; Total 211,73 6 ; Urban 139,211; 



TABLE VI DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 1946 



1 


Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr. 


yrs* 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs* 


& over 




)eaths - all causes 


14,212 


852 


1,011 


147 


286 


756 


3,268 


8,739 


5 


Selected causes of death, total 


13,043 


799 


93* 


124 


239 


671 


3,051 


8,022 


2 


Diseases of Infancy 


669 


6*5 


658 


3 


3 


4 


1 


-- 


-- 


Maternal causes 


3? 


XXX 


XXX 


-.- 


9 


23 


-• 


-~ 


~- 


Communicable diseases, total 


196 


9 


29 


20 


9 


21 


75 


42 


— 


Diphtheria 


2 


i»« 


1 


1 












Dysentery - all forms 


4 










2 


-- 


2 


"•"• 


Encephalitis 


4 


1 


1 


1 


"*■■ 


~" 


1 


1 


— — 


Measles 


7 


-*- 


4 


2 


—*• 


•*— 


— — 


1 


»■. 


Meningitis 


7 


1 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


"*■ 


— ™ 


Poliomyelitis 


23 


-- 


5 


9 


5 


3 


1 


— — 


"■• 


Scarlet fever 


3 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


Mi 


1 


« • 


-• 


Syphilis 


106 


2 


2 


— 


1 


10 


63 


30 


•• 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


2 




g\ 






1 


1 


T m 


— — 


Whooping cough 


8 


5 


8 


s 




1 









Other communicable diseases 


30 


-- 


3 


6 


2 


4 


7 


8 


■• 


Acute respiratory diseases 


390 


71 


97 


11 


9 


18 


56 


199 


— 


Influenza 


48 


2 


10 


« 


2 


3 


9 


24 


»» 


Pneumonia 


342 


69 


87 


11 


7 


15 


47 


175 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


252 


— 


5 


3 


28 


57 


107 


52 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


230 


-- 


2 


1 


26 


50 


103 


48 


•• 


Accidents - all forms 


905 


22 


67 


44 


110 


122 


162 


399 


1 


Motor vehicle 


294 


3 


20 


21 


69 


56 


60 


68 


— 


Home 


327 


17 


3* 


7 


5 


14 


26 


241 


— 


Occupational 


90 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


10 


24 


40 


16 


— 


Public 


194 


2 


13 


16 


26 


28 


36 


74 


1 


Cancer 


1,875 


2 


3 


7 


5 


97 


654 


1,109 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


1,418 


1 


2 


1 


2 


32 


276 


1,105 


— 


Diabetes 


412 




— 


— 


5 


23 


114 


270 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


527 


45 


59 


18 


16 


52 


155 


227 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


91 


— 


.— 


1 


1 


8 


29 


52 


"•*• 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


50 


33 


39 


1 


-• 


-» 


1 


9 


««. 


Goiter 


3* 










5 


15 


14 


-- 


Heart disease 


4,928 


1 


4 


8 


21 


123 


1,133 


3,638 


1 


Coronary 


1,1*68 


.. 


— 


— 


1 


46 


526 


895 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


238 


~ 


1 


4 


9 


23 


54 


147 


«.» 


Homicide 


32 


1 


i 2 


•»«■ 


4 


11 


13 


2 


-- 


Nephritis 


1,071 


2 


6 


7 


7 


42 


210 


799 


-• 


Prostatic disease 


130 












9 


121 


— — 


Rheumatic fever 


7 


— 


2 


1 


— 


1 


1 


2 


—— 


Suicide 


165 


XXX 


TTT 


1 


11 


40 


70 


i 3 


— 


All other causes 


I 1,076 


51 


7* 


19 


35 


71 


194 


683 


-- 


Cause as yet unassigned 


93 


2 


3 


4 


12 


14 


23 


3* 


3 



Region 4 - Central Area - 19-40 population; Total 1,331,175; Urban 551,587; Rural 
779,588. 

Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, 
DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Iroauois, 
Jersey, Knox, Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Macon, Macoupin, Marshall, 
Mason, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, 
Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



10 



TABLE VII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 1946 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


Deaths - all causes 


3,3^7 


26k 


288 


45 


90 


306 


862 


1,756 


Selected causes of death, total 


3, OCA 


248 


268 


36 


76 


264 ! 


782 


1,578 ' 


Diseases of infancy 


189 


186 


186 


— 


2 


1 


— 


— ! 


Maternal causes 


7 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


4 


•• 


-~ 


Communicable diseases, total 


56 


5 


7 


8 


3 


5 


21 


12 


Diphtheria 
















^*™ 1 


Dysentery - all forms 


















Encephalitis 
















"1 


Measles 


1 


— — 


1 


•*• 


"•"" 


mfm 


■»« 


— "" 


Meningitis 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 








MOT 


Poliomyelitis 


12 


1 


1 


6 


3 


1 


1 


* — 1 


Scarlet f eTer 


1 


-— 


1 










~"" 


Syphilis 


35 


3 


3 


-•— 


— — 


4 


18 


10 


Typhoid & paratyphoid f ever 


1 












1 


"1 


Whooping cough 


1 


1 


1 


o> — 


•**■ 


«««• 






Other communicable diseases 


4 


-~ 1 


-*» 


1 


""— 


1 M 


1 


2 


Acute respiratory diseases 


118 


18 


20 


• m> 


3 


15 


27 
4 


53 


Influenza 


17 


3 


3 


-*• 


~~ 


3 


7 


Pneumonia 


101 


15 


17 


■»«• 


3 


12 


23 


46 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


88 


-«- 


1 


3 


9 


41 


19 


15 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


85 


— 


— 


2 


8 


41 


19 


15 
96 


Accidents - all forms 


243 


5 


12 


15 


31 


45 


44 


Motor vehicle 


93 


— 


1 


7 


18 


21 


17 


29 


Home 


81 


4 


10 


3 


4 


8 


11 


45 


Occupational 
Public 


26 
*3 


XXX 

1 


XXX 

1 


1 5 


1 
8 


8 
8 


11 
5 


6 

16 


Cancer 


371 








3 


26 


147 


195 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


321 










8 


88 
26 


225 


Diabetes 


79 


-- 


-• 


1 


*■— 


— *■ 


52 


Diseases of digestive system 


147 


33 


36 


3 


4 


17 


39 

18 


48 
19 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


41 


— — 


1 


-*• 


*•" 


3 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


37 


32 


3^ 


1 








2 


Goiter 

Heart disease 


4 
1,100 


«••• 


1 


2 


7 


2 
64 


1 
293 


1 

733 


Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 


266 
56 


.. 


-- 


1 


1 
1 


25 
13 


121 
14 


119 
27 


Homicide 


25 


1 


! 4 


2 


4 


11 


4 


• • 


Nephritis 


194 


— 


1 


| 1 


3 


7 


51 
3 


131 

7 


Prostatic disease 


10 












Rheumatic fever 

Suicide 
All other causes 
Cause as yet unassigned 


4 

48 

278 

65 


XXX 

10 
6 


XXX 

14 

6 


1 

7 

| 2 


4 
7 

7 


2 
16 

32 
10 


1 

18 
60 
20 


10 

158 

20 



Region 5 - East St. Louis Metropolitan Area 

213,175; Rural 103,073. 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



- 1940 population: Total 316,248; Urban 



TABLE VIII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, 1946 



11 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 yrs. 


Unk. 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 




Deaths - all causes 


6,8kk 


457 


538 


90 


135 


480 


1,535 


4,061 


5 


Selected causes of death, total 


6,099 


432 


501 


83 


115 


438 


1,384 


3,574 


4 


Diseases of infancy 


362 


35* 


357 


1 


1 


2 


1 


— 


-- 


Maternal causes 


28 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


8 


19 


1 


-- 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


120 
4 


8 


25 

2 


15 

1 


8 
1 


17 


31 


23 


1 


Diphtheria 


Dysentery - all forms 


3 


1 


1 








1 


1 


-- 


Encephalitis 


2 


— 


1 








— 


1 


-- 


Measles 


8 


3 


6 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis 


3 


— 


— 


2 


1 


— 


« 


— 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


19 


1 


7 


8 


4 


»- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 




— 


1 












Syphilis 


50 


l 


1 


— 


1 


14 


21 


12 


1 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


3 


— 


-- 


1 




1 


-- 


1 


-- 


Whooping cough 


3 


l 


3 






-- 


-- 


-- 


-• 


Other communicable diseases 


24 


1 


4 


1 


1 


2 


8 


8 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


207 


40 


56 


6 


3 


12 


27 


103 


— 


Influenza 


51 


5 


8 


3 


3 


3 


5 


29 


-- 


Pneumonia 


156 


35 


48 


3 


— 


9 


22 


74 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


185 


3 


3 


1 


15 


50 


63 


53 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


176 


— 


.- 


1 


14 


50 


60 


51 


— 


Accidents - all forms 


466 


6 


29 


41 


47 


94 


90 


165 


-- 


Motor vehicle 


148 


_- 


4 


20 


28 


36 


31 


29 


— 


Home 


147 


5 


19 


6 


1 


8 


12 


101 


— 


Occupational 


67 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


5 


30 


28 


4 


-- 


Public 


104 


1 


6 


15 


13 


20 


19 


31 


-- 


Cancer 


w*T*T 


— 


1 


2 


4 


66 


26| 


508 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


606 


— 


1 


— 


1 


14 


156 


514 


— 


Diabetes 


153 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


9 


50 


92 


1 


Diseases of digestive system 


270 


20 


28 


7 


8 


26 


84 


117 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


49 










3 


21 


25 


-— 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


35 


17 


21 


2 


— 


1 


-- 


11 


— 


Goiter 


12 










3 


7 


2 


-- 


Heart disease 


2,141 


1 


1 


6 


6 


72 


463 


1,592 


1 


Coronary 


541 










23 


177 


341 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


153 


-- 


-- 


4 


3 


15 


32 


99 


-- 


Homicide 


30 








7 


14 


7 


2 


-- 


Nephritis 


472 


_« 


— 


1 


2 


19 


105 


344 


1 


Prostatic disease 


42 












2 


40 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


3 


— 


— 


1 


— 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


Suicide 


78 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


5 


20 


3* 


18 


-- 


All other causes 


666 


20 


30 


2 


12 


30 


132 


459 


1 


Cause as yet unassigned 


79 


5 


7 


5 


8 


12 


19 


28 





Region 6 - Southern Area - 1940 population: Total 723,047; Urban 228,885; Rural 
494,162. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, 

Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, 
Lavrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, 
Saline, Union, Vabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson. 



MORTALITY IN THE PRODUCTIVE YEARS OF LIFE 



ACCIDENT DEATHS 



PEOPLE OF AGE 15-24 YEARS 



ARE 17. 1# OP THE POPULATION 
AND 
ACCOUNT FOR 2.1$ OP ALL DEATHS 

THE U LEADING CAUSES OP DEATH IN 
THIS AGE GROUP WERE > 




MOTOR I «, 
VEHICLE o. 







ACCIDENT DEATHS 



PEOPLE OF AGE 25-44 YEARS 



ARE 31.3$ OP THE POPULATION 

AND 

ACCOUNT POR 8.7* OP ALL DEATHS 

THE U LEADING CAUSES 07 DEATH IN 
THIS AGE GROUP WIRE > 




CP 



"+ OCCUPAT»KL 



MOTOR 

VEHICLE 




w. / 




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19^7 Series, No. 1 



Springfield, Illinois 



July 1, 19^7 



VITAL STATISTICS OF FIRST QUARTER 1947 



BOOM IN BIRTHS SLACKENS 






The great boom in births during 19^6 
leveled off after reaching its peak in Octo- 
ber and began to recede in 19Vf. Almost 
18,000 babies were born in October 19^6, 
equivalent to an annual birth rate of 26.3 
per 1,000 inhabitants. The births occurring 
in the first three months of I9V7 are equiv- 
alent to an annual rate of 2k. per 1,000 in- 
habitants. Incomplete returns for April and 
May indicate continuance of a slight downward 
trend. Despite this, indications are that 
the total births in 19^7 will exceed 185,000 



with a birth rate for the year of about 22.5 
per 1,000 inhabitants in the state. 

The Illinois experience parallels the 
record for the country as a whole. However, 
the national birth rate runs about % over 
Illinois • . The Illinois birth rate is usual- 
ly about the lowest among the U8 states. 

Although births are expected to slow 
up still more during 19^7, the high marriage 
rates during the latter part of 19^6 presage 
another peak in births during the first half 
of 19U8. 



LIVE 
BIRTHS 

15,000 



10.000 



5,000 



LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING 
IN EACH MONTH 



17,960 
'4- 




LIVE 
BIRTHS 

■ 15.000 



- 10.000 



5,000 



1945 



1946 



1947 



MORTALITY IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1947 

CONTINUED PROGRESS IN DEFERMENT OF DEATH 



There were 968 more deaths in Illinois 
during the first three months of 1947 than in 
1946. The equivalent annual crude death rate 
for the first quarter of this year was 12.1 
deaths per 1,000 inhabitants as opposed to 
11.8 for the same period of last year. This 
much of the mortality picture makes present 
health conditions appear worse than a ^oar 
ago. 

Actually, a closer analysis of the mor- 
tality record shows that conditions have im- 
proved rather remarkably. This year there 
were 226 fewer deaths among those aged 1 to 
44 years, despite there "being more people in 
these ages now than last year. All of this 
year's increase in deaths was among less- 
than-year-old babies and people past their 
forty -fifth birthday. 



TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES IN FIRST QUARTER 



1947 



1946 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



22.8 15.0 
12.1 11.8 



Mote: Rates are expressed as their ANNUAL equivalents, 
based on estimates of Illinois' population in the first 
quarter as follows: Feb. 15, 1947 - 8,260,000; Feb. 15, 
1946 - 8,150,000. 

Although 448 more infants died this year 
than last in the months of January through 
March, the infant mortality rate is 3.3 per 
thousand live births below 1946. Even more 
remarkable is the saving of life among the 
motbers who have given us the boom in babies. 
There were 57 maternal deaths last year and 
exactly the same number this year. Conse- 
quently, the first quarter maternal mortality 
rate dropped from a satisfactory 1.9 dea+hs 
per thousand live births in 1946 to a phenom- 
enally low 1.2 for 19^7- 

TABLE B - PETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL MORTALITY 
PER THOUSAND LIVE BIRTHS IN FIRST QUARTER 

Cause 1947 1946 

STILLBIRTHS 19 ■ ^ 23-5 

NEONATAL DEATHS (under l month) 22-9 24.3 

INFANT DEATHS (under 1 year) 33. 1 36.4 

(Premature birth, infants only) (10.4) (11. 8) 

MATERNAL DEATHS 1.2 1.9 



Encouragingly few deaths from the in- 
fectious diseases were recorded. Tuberculosis 
registered a decrease of 66 deaths from last 
year's first quarter figure, forcing the 
equivalent annual rate down from 37. 4 to 33.7 



TB deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants of the 
State. (The drop in this death rate needs to 
be discounted somewhat because part of the 
reduction is a numerical quirk due to the 
population base having increased most in the 
age group where TB is at a minimum, namely, 
childhood). 



TABLE C 



FIRST QUARTER MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES 



Cause 



1 . HEART DISEASE 

2. CANCER 

3. CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE 

4. NEPHRITIS 

5. ALL ACCIDENTS 

6. INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA 

7. TUBERCULOSIS 

8. DIABETES 

9. PREMATURE BIRTH (any age) 
10. ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 



Deaths Per 


100 thousand 


1947 


1946 


W3.6 


437.2 


158.9 


156.2 


98.3 


94.4 


71.4 


78.4 


66.5 


62.4 


60.4 


58.7 


33-7 


37.4 


36.6 


36.9 


23.7 


17.7 


20.1 


22.3 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 

Pneumonia deaths were 71 above last 
year, but this is in effect an improvement 
upon the 1946 experience. This year there 
were 4 fewer deaths among all persons over 
one year old. While 75 more babies died, the 
bumper crop of babies in 1947 held the rate 
at 4.4 pneumonia deaths per thousand among 
infants less than a year old. 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS IN FIRST QUARTER 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Number of 
deaths 



Deaths per 
100 thousand 



1947 1946 1947 1946 

1,373 1,272 66.5 62.4 

380 412 18.4 20.2 

525 457 25.4 22.4 

225 113 10-9 5-5 

243 290 11.8 14.2 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 

Accidental deaths might have been fewer 
in this year's first quarter than last 
year's, had it not been for the tragic Cen- 
tralia coal mine explosion which claimed 111 
lives on March 25. Less dramatic but equally 
tragic is the 15$ Jump in fatalities from 



accidents in the home. This dismal record is 
partially offset by a decrease of 79 in 
deaths from public and motor vehicle acci- 
dents . The 8$ drop in auto accident deaths 
is particularly gratifying because it re- 
verses the upward trend which began with the 
removal of wartime mileage restrictions. 

Deaths from heart disease, cancer, and 
cerebral hemorrhage in the first quarter were 
substantially higher in 194 7 than in 19^6, 
both as to number and crude rate. Neverthe- 
less, improved conditions are reflected in 
the actual decrease in deaths from these 
causes among people under k5 years of age. 
The year-by-year, month -by -month increase in 
total mortality from these three leading 
causes characteristically represents DEFERRED 
MORTALITY. Furthermore, these increases act- 
ually measure a growing success in deferring 
death and lengthening the average span of 
life. Such striking progress in postponing 
death lends emphasis to the challenge in the 
next great problem, to wit, the cultivation 
and preservation of positive good health 
throughout life. 

***** 



RATE 



TABLS S 


- HORTALIIY IRSRD FOR IHPORIAHT HMCTIOUS DISKASSS, 1931-lBVg 






Based on deaths 


occurrlntf in Illinois 








SSLSCTSD C0NMUHICABL2 DISSASSS 


sa 


c>> 
Ml V 




Co 

■^1 


1 








H ?: 




5 * 


00 

3 


85 


fa 


a E? 


1§ 


<3 »0 


a. "a 


■3 


3 




£ 


05 fc 




fc> 
1§ 


& 


2; £§ 


i 




S 


CO 




s< 




™ ft 




1921 


21.5 


5.7 


O.k 


5-7 


7A 


1+0.7 


1+5.2 


16. 7 


1922 


16.8 


*.3 


0.3 


k.l 


3-* 


28.9 


32.2 


17.2 


1923 


11.3 


3-2 


0.0 


k.k 


7-3 


26.2 


33-5 


16.1 


1921+ 


6.5 


2.9 


0.2 


3-3 


k.9 


17.8 


26.0 


15.1 


1925 


5-6 


3-7 


0.3 


k.k 


h.3 


18.3 


29.2 


16.0 


1926 


5.6 


3-2 


0.1 


3-1 


5.0 


17.0 


22.9 


16.2 


1927 


8.6 


2.3 


0.0 


2-3 


k.l 


17.3 


18.3 


ll+.O 


1928 


8.6 


2.1 


0.1 


2.1 


3-6 


16.5 


16.1+ 


lU.l 


1929 


9-9 


k.O 


0.2 


l.k 


3.1* 


18 '.9 


11.6 


ll+.l 


1930 


■7.1 


k.O 


0.1 


2.0 


2.k 


15.6 


12.6 


13-9 


1931 


5.0 


k.l 


0.1 


1.7 


2.9 


lli.lt 


ll.l 


ll+.O 


1932 


3-1 


3-k 


0.0 


1.6 


2-9 


11.0 


7-1 


13-0 


1933 


1.7 


3.6 


0.0 


l.k 


1.0 


7.7 


b.k 


12.1+ 


193 1 * 


2.0 


3.9 


-0- 


1.6 


3-9 


H.k 


&.k 


13.6 


1935 


2.7 


5-2 


0.0 


1.1 


2-7 


11.7 


k.k 


12.8 


1936 


2.2 


3.0 


0.0 


0.9 


1.9 


8.0 


6.6 


13.0 


1937 


1.9 


2.0 


-0- 


0.7 


1.9 


6.5 


*.5 


12.1 


1938 


1-5 


1-7 


0.0 


0.7 


2.1 


6.0 


5-5 


11.6 


1939 


1.5 


0.9 


-0- 


1-3 


2.0 


5-7 


3-1 


10.5 


19UO 


1.1 


0.8 


-0- 


O.k 


0.8 


3-1 


2.5 


12.8 


19M 


0.7 


0.5 


-0- 


0.3 


1.1 


2.6 


3-3 


12.0 


19U2 


0.8 


O.k 


-0- 


0.2 


1.2 


2.6 


3.0 


10.6 


19^3 


1.0 


0.3 


-0- 


0.1 


1-3 


2.7 


3.1+ 


11.2 


19^ 


0.3 


O.k 


-0- 


0.2 


0.6 


1.5 


2.5 


11.0 


19^5 


0.2 


0-3 


-0- 


0.1 


0.7 


1-3 


2.6 


10.3 


191*6 


O.k 


0.1 


-0- 


0.1 


O.k 


l.o 


2.2 


9-1 



tote on vwailpox: In years with rate 0*0 there were from 1 to s deaths. Zero tooths \3 tnatcaua oy -v. 



RATE* 



40.0 



20.0 




1920 1925 1930 

Deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the state 



1950 



4 
TABLE I 



LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS PROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OP 
OCCURRENCE, FIRST QUARTER 1947 



County 


"Estimated 
Population 


Live 

Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County 


♦Estimated 
Population 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,180,000 


47,173 


915 


24,981 


LaSalle 


101,625 


626 


14 


288 


Chicago 


3,600,000 


19,306 


402 


10, 526 


Lawrence 


20,694 

-.1 ~ 1 1 


34 
186 
202 


1 


48 


Downs tate 


4, 580, 000 


27,867 


513 


14,455 


Lee 
Livingston 


34,944 
38,188 


4 
8 


113 
106 


Adams 


62,923 


422 


8 


259 


Logan 


28,629 


162 


6 


132 


Alexander 


22,509 


220 


9 


100 


McDonough 


27,281 


176 


5 


102 


Bond 


14,071 


14 


-- 


26 


McHenry 


40,248 


219 


1 


113 


Boone 


15,798 


115 


2 


59 


McLean 


70,753 


495 


3 


234 


Brown 


7,005 


11 


-- 


20 


Macon 


90,073 


726 


12 


257 


Bureau 


36,278 


257 


4 


129 


Macoupin 


43,695 


65 


— 


75 


Calhoun 


7,153 


18 


2 


15 


Madison 


175,318 


1,128 


18 


507 


Carroll 


18,696 


89 


1 


45 


Marion 


43,189 


301 


6 


123 


Cass 


15,151 


' 98 


1 


46 


Marshall 


12,229 


6 


— 


33 


Champaign 


73,964 


669 


8 


204 


Mason 


14,831 


13 


-- 


27 


Christian 


36,387 


232 


3 


95 


Massac 


13,721 


88 


2 


52 


Clark 


17,004 


26 


1 


37 


Menard 


9,379 


6 


— 


17 


Clay 


16,903 


29 


2 


33 


Mercer 


17,166 


6 


1 


31 


Clinton 


21,030 


96 


3 


56 


Monroe 


12,702 


7 


-- 


23 


Coles 


36,894 


279 


12 


116 


Montgomery 


30,915 


242 


2 


124 


Cook 


4,300,502 


23,873 


471 


12,835 


Morgan 


33,925 


212 


6 


243 


Crawford 


20, 164 


138 


5 


66 


Moultrie 


12,309 


10 


-- 


24 


Cumberland 


10,247 


22 


— 


27 


Ogle 


30,178 


79 


1 


74 


DeKalb 


35,843 


271 


3 


113 


Peoria 


154, 366 


1,310 


27 


575 


DeWitt 


17,170 


61 


2 


45 


Perry 


22,047 


140 


5 


78 


Douglas 


16,124 


107 


3 


50 


Piatt 


13,457 


43 


_- 


30 


DUPage 


120,514 


476 


6 


268 


Pike 


22,740 


106 


-- 


68 


Edgar 


23,567 


133 


1 


74 


Pope 


6,309 


20 


-- 


22 


Edwards 


8,519 


17 


2 


24 


Pulaski 


14,064 


37 


2 


36 


Effingham 


19,603 


236 


3 


71 


Putnam 


4,862 


-- 


-- 


9 


Fayette 


25,651 


144 


5 


84 


Randolph 


31,788 


175 


2 


95 


Ford 


14,481 


86 


1 


39 


Richland 


15,789 


172 


5 


78 


Franklin 


47,797 


126 


5 


115 


Rock Island 


124,888 


849 


6 


416 


Fulton 


44,004 


253 


4 


115 


St. Clair 


185,914 


1,139 


28 


590 


Gallatin 


9,910 


32 


1 


23 


Saline 


33,483 


280 


! 3 


114 


Greene 


19,140 


75 


4 


42 


Sangamon 


122,876 


870 


20 


437 


Grundy 


19,850 


101 


— 


45 


Schuyler 


10,032 


32 


1 


29 


Hamilton 


13,406 


61 


1 


37 


Scott 


7,108 


7 


-- 


12 


Hancock 


25,246 


65 


2 


66 


Shelby 


24,194 


114 


2 


62 


Hardin 


8,381 


49 


2 


23 


Stark 


8,335 


1 


-- 


11 


Henderson 


8,282 


4 


-- 


11 


Stephenson 


4l,6o8 


364 


6 


153 


Henry 


42,443 


293 


4 


143 


Tazewell 


61,243 


252 


6 


125 


Iroquois 


30,652 


146 


3 


71 


Union 


20, 343 


135 


4 


157 


Jackson 


35,781 


288 


12 


108 


Vermilion 


82,061 


557 


5' 


328 


Jasper 


11,879 


22 


1 


18 


Wabash 


14,011 


49 


— 


|1 


Jefferson 


34,937 


287 


2 


91 


Warren 


20,517 


162 


1 


69 


Jersey 


13,588 


32 


1 


33 


Washington 


14,777 


16 


— 


140 


Jo Daviess 


21,256 


18 


-- 


45 


Wayne 


20,017 


68 


1 


43 


Johnson 


8,984 


26 


1 


26 


White 


21,211 


61 


1 


44 


Kane 


139,711 


1,235 


19 


562 


Whiteside 


44,290 


234 


10 


94 


Kankakee 


65,903 


388 


12 


411 


Will 


126,675 


720 


10 


351 


Kendall 


10,765 


-- 


-- 


10 


Williamson 


.48,553 


319 


11 


149 


Knox 


51,208 


375 


3 


169 


Winnebago 


134,661 


973 


17 


379 


Lake 


129,840 


952| 


17 


365 


Woodford 


18,675 


12 


1 


45 



* Estimated population as of July 1, 1946. 



TABLE II DEATHS IN ILLINOIS, FIRST QUARTER 194' 
(All occurrences within the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14' 


15-24 


25-44 


45-34 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


£ over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


2h,980 


1,560 


1,782 


178 


410 


1,885 


7,632 


13,069 


k 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


23,287 


1,451 


1,618 


142 


3*+7 


1,691 


7,221 


12,265 


3 


Diseases of infancy 


1,132 


1,083 


1,101 


6 


5 


11 


6 


3 


-- 


Maternal causes 


57 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


19 


38 




XXX 




Communicable diseases, total 


248 


25 


38 


7 


5 


$ 


105 


59 


— 


Diphtheria 


4 


— 


2 


1 


1 


« 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


4 


2 


3 


— 


-- 


1 




-- 


--- 


Encephalitis 


3 








1 


— 


— 


2 


-- 


Measles 


4 


2 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis 


18 


5 


8 


2 


-- 


2 


4 


2 




Poliomyelitis 


2 


— 


— 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


Scarlet fever 




















Syphilis 


179 


2 


2 


1 


1 


28 


99 


48 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 




















Whooping cough 


14 


11 


13 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Other communicable diseases 


20 


3 


8 


-- 


— 


3 


2 


7 


-- 


Acute respiratory diseases 


1,248 


222 


270 


16 


14 


96 


323 


529 


-- 


Influenza 


132 


13 


20 


3 


2 


7 


20 


80 


-- 


Pneumonia 


1,116 


209 


250 


13 


12 


89 


303 


449 


_- 


Tuberculosis -all forms 


696 


2 


8 


10 


76 


229 


269 


104 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


640 


-- 


2 


6 


69 


212 


256 


95 


-- 


Accidents -all forms 


1,373 


37 


78 


59 


111 


241 


382 


502 


_ _ 


Motor vehicle 


380 


2 


10 


25 


66 


97 


120 


62 


_. 


Home 


525 


33 


63 


20 


11 


41 


66 


324 


>_ 


Occupational 


225 


XXX 


nz 


1 


12 


70 


117 


25 


-- 


Public 


243 


2 


5 


13 


22 


33 


79 


91 




Cancer 


3,281 


— 


11 


14 


19 


249 


1,408 


1,579 


1 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


2,030 


-- 


4 


— 


5 


53 


558 


1,410 




Diabetes 


756 


— 


1 


2 < 


10 


3^ 


268 


441 




Diseases of digestive system 


913 


72 


88 


8 


11 


125 


378 


303 




Cirrhosis of the liver 


274 


3 


4 


-- 


— 


41 


149 


80 




Diarrhea and enteritis 


73 


5^ 


63 


— 


1 


2 


2 


5 


--' 


Goi ter 


52 








1 


8 


25 


18 




Heart disease 


9,574 


5 


10 


10 


26 


379 


2,999 


6,148 


2 


Coronary 


2,199 








1 


123 


920 


1,155 


... 


Chronic rheumatic 


46l 


-- 


1 


4 


9 


77 


169 


201 


... 


Homicide j 


91 


4 


4 


— 


16 


47 


19 


5 


... 


Nephritis 


1,474 


1 


5 


4 


12 


93 


375 


985 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


141 












19 


122 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


9 


— 


— 


5 


1 


2 


1 


-- 


- . 


Suicide 


212 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


16 


52 


Q6 


57 


-- 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


1,548 


100 


148 


32 


42 


169 


37^ 


782 


1 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


145 


9 


16 


k 


21 


25 


37 


42 


-- 



Dtm 8I«S--I9k0 population: Total 7,897,2*1; Brtan 5,809,650; Sural 2,087,591. 

for a datalUd alaouaalon of the 6 principal geographic Ragtooa of ttaa Stata m— Barlav of Illlaola laalth Btatlatloa Ho. 1, 
Coaunloabla Dlaeaaea for Principal Araaa of the State oy Occurrence and Realdanoe 19*1-19**." 



or Blrtha, Daatha, and 



TABLE III DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST QUARTER 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



65 yrs. 
& over 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measl es 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



14,045 
13,254 

6o8 
28 

115 

1 
1 



2 

16 

1 



81 



5 

8 

692 

21 

671 
472 

433 

596 

161 

244 

56 

135 
1,996 

917 
458 

531 

197 

28 

32 

5,762 

1,106 

259 

65 

795 

64 

7 
116 

714 
77 



838 
771 
582 



13 



2 
3 



5 

2 

121 

2 

119 
1 



14 
Ik 

XXX 



35 

3 
22 



XXX 

62 

5 



948 
850 

591 

16 



2 
6 



5 
2 

3 
140 

5 

1 

35 
k 

31 

XXX 



1 

43 

k 

2k 



XXX 

91 

7 



95 
77 



206 
169 

k 

7 

1 
1 



1,217 
1,106 

3 
21 

15 
1 



5,027 
4,798 

5 
54 



10 



49 



7 
2 

5 
9 
5 

28 
12 
12 

k 

6 



3 
1 

17 
1 



k 
57 
51 

27 
8 
8 
2 

9 
Ik 
2 
5 
7 



18 



7 
8 

7 



1 
7 

26 
11 



2 

66 

1 

65 

163 

149 

105 

36 
22 

25 

22 

I67 

36 
20 
79 
29 

1 

5 

294 

86 

62 

36 
66 



2 

28 

94 
17 



1 

238 

7 
231 
188 
180 

189 
66 

47 

26 

50 
927 
316 
180 
248 
118 
1 

17 

2,127 

548 

116 

14 
234 

12 
1 

48 

202 
27 



6,551 
6,253 

1 

XXX 

26 



21 



3 

234 

8 

226 

50 

47 

212 

35 
124 

3 
50 

875 
563 
251 
149 

46 
2 

10 

3,310 

472 

70 

4 

484 

52 

32 

284 
14 



Chloago Metropolitan Area (Ragtcn I)— 19*0 population! Total k, 532. 532; Urban 236,601; Rural 275,731- 

Countlaa: Cook, SuFaga, Ian*, Lake, and Will. 
(8m ■Mttaaj for asp of Btata >y Regions.) 



TABLE IV DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, FIRST QUARTER 19 V? 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14' 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-S4 
yrs. 



65 yrs 
& over 



Un- 
known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphil is 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goi ter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



2,6l6 

2,4ll 

130 
9 

39 

1 



29 



6 

150 

19 

131 

58 

52 

140 
39 
60 

9 

32 

300 

238 

72 

103 

19 

9 

8 

988 

288 

4o 

2 

136 

17 



21 

193 
12 



166 

163 
122 



25 

1 

21* 



XXX 

1 



XXX 



205 

191 
126 

XXX 



26 

21 



2 
1 



3 
33 

1 
1 

12 
1 

7 

XXX 

4 

1 



8 



XXX 

12 
2 



1 
1 
1 

10 

3 
2 
1 
4 
5 



38 

30 

1 
2 



5 

1 
4 



Ik 

9 

1 
1 
3 



5 
3 



150 
122 

2 

7 



6 

17 
16 

19 
9 
5 
2 

3 
13 
4 
2 
.16 
4 
1 
1 

17 
8 
2 
2 
6 



27 

1 



606 
568 

1 

13 



12 



1 
26 

5 
21 

25 
22 

27 

9 

6 

4 

8 

104 

57 

17 

4i 

9 

3 
214 

97 
10 

30 
1 



9 
38 



1,591 
1,W 

XXX. 

14 



12 



2 
76 
10 
66 
14 
12 

58 
8 

39 
1 

10 
177 
175 

52 

36 
6 
2 
4 

755 

183 

28 

97 
16 



107 
5 



llorth»rn Area. (Raglan 2)--l9»0 population! Total 788, 705; Ortan »S0,19l; Rural 562,512. 

Count lee i Boon*, Baraan, Carroll, Datalb, Orundy, Henry. Jo Davleae, Kankakee, lendall, LaSalU, 
and Winnebago. 



lea, NBlanry. Ogle, Putnam, Rock Ialaad, Stephenaon. Whiteside, 



6 



TABLE V DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST QUARTER 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





Total 


Under 
1 yr. 


0-4 

yrs. 


5-14 
yrs. 


15-24 
yrs. 


25-44 
yrs. 


45-84 
yrs. 


66 yrs. 
& over 


Un- 
known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid <£ paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goi ter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


664 

603 

3* 

3 

9 

7 

1 

1 
37 

5 
32 

13 
12 

43 
11 
22 

3 

7 
16 

57 

17 

15 

4 

1 
223 
62 
21 
2 
59 
10 | 

4 

61 


U2 

39 
33 

XXX 

4 
4 

2 
1 

XXX 

1 

TTT 

3 


45 
42 

33 

XXX 

2 

1 
1 
4 

4 

3 
1 

1 

XXX 

1 

mry 

3 


3 
3 
1 

1 
1 
1 


7 
5 

1 

1 
1 

1 

1 
1 
1 

2 


41 

35 

2 
1 

1 

1 
1 

4 
4 

9 
6 
l 

l 
1 

5 

1 
2 
1 

1 

6 
2 

3 

1 
2 

6 


l6l 
147 

4 

4 
8 

8 
2 
2 

7 
4 

1 

2 
34 

13- 

6 

5 
1 

1 
54 
24 

6 

l 
11 

l 
14 


407 
371 

XXX 

2 

2 

23 

3 
20 

7 
6 

23 

19 
2 
2 

37 

*3 
8 
8 
2 

162 
36 
11 

45 
10 

3 
36 


— 



Peoria Metropolitan An* (Region 5)— 19»0 population: fetal 211,776; Wrban IJ9.2U; Rural 72,585- 

Count lee: Faorla and Tatewell. 
(8m Baathaad for amp of 8tat*'by Region*.) 



TABLE VI DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF TEE CENTRAL AREA, FIRST QUARTER 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 

l yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



66 yrs. 
& over 



Un- 
known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphi] is 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



4,037 

3,730 

185 
7 

4o 



31 



4 

1 

196 

39 

157 

60 

56 

250 

93 
100 

19 

38 

514 

■ 473 

109 

137 

31 

17 

7 

1,408 

^50 

85 

5 

277 

23 

1 

38 

282 
25 



262 
2^3 
177 

XXX 



ko 

4 
36 



XXX 



14 
13 

2 



XXX 

17 

2 



300 
271 
180 

XXX 



35 

25 

1 



52 

7 

45 



7 
1 

6 



10 
2 

8 

XXX 

2 
3 



13 
9 
2 



63 
63 



16 

15 

3 



XXX 

25 
k 



8 
2 



1 



1 
k 
3 

36 
27 

2 

7 
2 
1 
2 
1 



1 
1 
k 



199 
175 

2 
5 



1 

10 

2 

8 

18 

18 

1+0 

25 
7 
7 
1 

28 
5 
5 

12 
2 

1 

29 
12 

5 
2 
8 



22 
2 



897 
834 



17 



17 



21 

3 
18 

23 
22 

37 

18 

k 

k 

11 
185 
100 

32 

k6 
11 

1 

3 

298 

148 

16 

1 

k9 

2 



20 

59 
k 



2,542 

2,362 

2 

XXX 

11 



105 

26 

79 
15 
13 

114 
12 

79 
6 

17 
297 
364 
70 
61 
18 

2 

1,074 

290 

63 

218 
21 

8 

167 

13 



Central Area (Region »)--l9»o population. Total 1,531,175; Brtan 551,587; Rural 779,588. Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Caee, ChanpaH-*. %no;tan, Clark, Coles 
Cumberland, DsWltt, Douglas, Edgar, Tort, Pulton, Greene, Hancosk, Henderson. Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, LlTlngston, LoRan, MjDonouoih . Mr.Tr.ia, :<a.:on, (faeoupln, ' 
Marshall, Mason, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike. Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shsloy, Stark, Vermilion, Var;">,., and Woodford. 



10 



TABLE VII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METEOPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST QUARTER 19**7 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-84 
yrs. 



65 yrs 
& over 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents -all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



1,026 

938 

58 
3 

13 

1 



11 



56 
13 
1*3 
21 
20 

53 
12 

31 
k 
6 

97 

105 

32 

kk 

6 

5 
2 

363 
70 

12 
8 

68 
6 



76 
12 



81 
76 
55 

XXX 



11* 

2 
12 



3 

XXX 



XXX 

5 



87 
80 

55 

XXX 

1 
1 



2 
2 



22 
16 



Ik 

2 

12 



1* 

XXX 



XXX 

6 
1 



1* 
1* 

2 
1 
1 



6k 
57 



10 
if 
3 
3 
3 



271* 
252 



15 

3 

12 

9 
9 

11 

7 

1 

3 

1*0 

26 

12 

13 
2 



1 

101 

28 

1* 

1 
Ik 

1 



21 
1 



577 
531 



XXX 



21* 

8 

16 

3 
2 

28 
1 

22 
2 

3 

1*8 

78 
20 

19 

2 

1 

250 

38 

5 

1 

50 

5 



1*2 
1* 



last St. Louie Metropolitan Area (Region 5) --19'W population: Total }l6,2kS; Urban 217,177; Rural 107,073 

Counties: Madlaon and St. Clair. 
(See amathead for map of State by Region* . ) 



11 



TABLE VIII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, FIRST QUARTER 19*7 
(Does not Include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-84 
yrs. 



66 yrs. 
& over 



Un- 
known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis -all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents -all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



2,lU* 

1# 9*3 

9* 
7 

26 

1 
2 
1 
1 



15 



3 
3 

102 
32 
70 
59 
55 

239 
33 
59 

131 
16 

217 
212 

57 
68 
Ik 

13 

1 

692 

171 

3* 
6 

121* 

17 

1 
21 

19* 
7 



1*7 

136 
93 

XXX 



3 

1 

17 

3 
Ik 

1 



5 
2 

3 

XXX 



12 



10 



XXX 

10 

1 



169 

157 

93 

XXX 

9 
1 
2 



15 
12 



*5 
1*0 

k 
1 



3 

2 
20 

k 
16 

2 



13 

2 

11 

XXX 

1 
1 



15 

12 



XXX 

11 
1 



3 
7 
7 

18 
10 

7 
1 



160 
151 

1 

3 



7 
2 

5 
20 

19 

*5 
9 

1 

31 
k 

19 
6 

5 
7 
2 



18 

7 
2 
2 
6 



506 
k'JO 

8 



8 



10 
2 
8 

15 

Ik 

95 

6 

6 

82 

1 

68 

kl 

18 

19 
6 



155 
55 
11 

1 

33 
2 



3* 



1,2*7 
1,111 

XXX 

2 



1 
61 
2k 
37 
15 
15 

61 

5 

37 

11 

8 

129 

16k 

33 
26 

6 

1 

1 

515 

108 

21 

82 
15 



132 
k 



Southern Area (Region 6)--19liO population: Total 723,0*7; Urban 228,885; Sural U9»,lo2. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edvarde, Bfflngham, Fayette. Trankltn, Gallatin, HaBUton, Hardin, Jaokaon, Jaaper. Jefferson, Johnson, 
Lawrence, Marlon, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson. 



THE TREND OF DEATH RATES FOR LEADING CAUSES 

ILLINOIS, 1921-1946 



RATE 
2000 

1000 

500 

300 
200 

100 
80 
60 



RATE 




20 



UP! 



RESULT OF THE EVER LENGTHENING LIFE SPAN 



HEART DISEASE 




1920 



2000 



1000 



300 
200 



100 
80 

60 



20 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1950 



DOWN! 



m%! ^ AND PUBLIC HEALTH WORK 



200 

140 
120 

100 
80 

60 
40 



20 
1920 1925 1930 

* Deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the state. 



RESULT OF ADVANCES IN MEDICAL SCIENCE 



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^W&- ■' *%&& 



<#i NEPHRITIS 




200 

140 
120 

100 
80 

60 
40 



20 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1950 



sa: 



HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 



ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 

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ALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 



State of Illinois 
Dwight H, Green 



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1947 Series, No. 2 



Springfield, Illinois 






1947 



THE HALFWAY MARK IN 1947 VITAL STATICS 



BIRTHS IN 1947 MAY REACH 2 0,000 
f ' . 

Almost 97,0Q$>.babies were born in Illinois 
during the first hall of this year. At this rate the 
total births for 1947 may be nearly 200,000. While 
the current birth rate of 23.1 per thousand inhabi- 
tants seems high as compared to the 16.6 for the 
first half of 1946, it is small as compared to the 
abnormal 38 per thousand for the last half of 1946. 
From this fact and the chart below it is apparent 
that the great boom in births that began last year 
in August has fallen off, although birth rates con- 
tinue to be high. 

The recent high birth rates are for the most 
part due to the unusually high marriage rates since 
June, 1945. In every month of 1946 the rate was 
higher than in any corresponding month during the 
preceding years. So far in 1947, marriages have 
exceededall earlier years excepting 1946. Accord- 
ingly, we can expect a continuance of birth rates at 
a high level for still another year. 

A statement in an earlier issue of this bulle- 
tin that the 1945 Illinois birth rate of 18.4 was the 
lowest for any state that year provoked statewide 
newspaper comment and public concern. It is now 
possible to report that in the preliminary unpub- 
lished national statistics for 1946 Illinois ranks 
44th instead of 49th among the states and District 
of Columbia. However, the 1946 Illinois birth rate 



10,000 



5,000 



LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN EACH MONTH 




LIVE 
BIRTHS 



15,000 



10.000 



of 21.6 per thousand inhabitants is well below the 
U. S. average of 23.3. Currently, the Illinois birth 
rate of 23.1 is correspondingly below the national 
average of 26.2 per thousand inhabitants. It is well 
to remember that the upsurge in birth rates has 
been nation wide and even world wide. According- 
ly, Illinois will likely continue to rank among the 
states with the lowest birth rates for the reason 
that this state has a relatively large proportion of 
its population in the older age groups that are not 
forming families. Furthermore, available infor- 
mation on population movements indicate that the 
state, instead of attracting younger people in the 
reproductive years of life, is losing some of its 
own to the western states that have been gaining so 
rapidly. 

* * * 

POPULATION GAINS 

According to recent estimates made by the 
U.S. Bureau of the Census, Illinois' total population 
was 8,221,000 on July 1, 1947, representing an in- 
crease on 193,000 over their estimate for July 1, 
1946. This increase is ascribed to the return of a 
large number of men from the armed forces 
coupled with the great excess of births over deaths 
during the 12 month period. The U. S. as a whole 
madea population gain of 2.5% while Illinois gained 
2.4% in the twelvemonth. California gained 3.4% 
to lead the nation in growth. There were gains in 
every state except three where the loss of popu- 
lation from military establishments in the state 
outweighed their gains in civilian population. 

* * * 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES FOR THE 
FIRST SIX MONTHS 

1947 1946 



1945 



1946 



1947 



5_000 LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 23.1 16.6 

DEATHS per 1,000 population 11.7 11.6 

Note: Rates are expressed as their ANNUAL equivalents, based on estimates 
of Illinois' population in the first six months as follows: April 1, 1947 - 
8,172,863; April 1, 1946-7,951,570. 



MORTALITY AT MIDYEAR 

The crude mortality rate of 11.7 deaths per 
thousand inhabitants for the first six months of 
1947 is slightly but not significantly above the 11.6 
for the first half of last year. It is, of course, to 
be expected that total mortality rates will rise with 
the ever increasing proportion of older individuals 
in the general population. Thus, it is typical that 
more and more deaths are due to the two leading 
killers, heart disease and cancer. For January 
and February of this year total mortality was low 
in comparison with 1946. A belated outbreak of 
influenza and pneumonia more than cancelled this 
advantage. Most of the increase in deaths from 
these causes took place downstate. 

TABLE B - FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES: FIRST SIX MONTHS 



1947 1946 



STILLBIRTHS 

NEONATAL DEATHS (under 1 month) 

INFANT DEATHS (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL DEATHS 



19.5 
22.8 
31.3 
10.7 
1.1 



23.4 
25.4 
35.4 
12.9 
1.7 



Note: Rates - per thousand live births. 

At a time of rising birth rates the infant mor- 
tality rate always appears favorable and the current 
rate of 31.3 per thousand livebirths is no exception. 
A more reliable indicator is offered by the neonatal 
rate which stands at 22.8 per thousand livebirths, 
as opposed to 25.4 in the first half of 1946. De- 
spite all this progress, mortality in the first month 
of life is still a leading contributor to the total 
death rate as well as being responsible for almost 
three out of every five deaths among children under 
five years of age. Maternal mortality for the first 
six months was phenomenally low, only eleven 
mothers having died for every ten thousand 1 i v e 
babies born. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS 

Deaths per 
Cause 100 thousand 

inhabitants 



1947 1 946 



1. HEART DISEASE 

2. CANCER 

3. CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE 

4. NEPHRITIS 

5. ALL ACCIDENTS 

6. INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA 

7. TUBERCULOSIS 

8. DIABETES 

9. PREMATURE BIRTH 
10. ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 



440.7 


420.7 


162.2 


160.7 


93.2 


92.7 


67.5 


74.6 


63.5 


63.5 


49.6 


46.6 


35.4 


39.7 


34.6 


34.9 


24.6 


21.4 


18.5 


22.2 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 

The record for the first half year with re- 
spect to the communicable diseases is encouraging. 
Decreases have taken place in the mortality from 
all of the infectious diseases that are preventable. 
The continued decrease in tuberculosis mortality 
emphasizes the progress being made in tubercu- 



losis control. Nevertheless, tuberculosis still 
ranks high among the leading causes of death in 
Illinois. The progress noted now is not only justi- 
fication for the recent intensification of tubercu- 
losis control measures, but is strong evidence that 
still greater efforts can bring about the eventual 
elimination of the "white scourge". 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST SIX MONTHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Number of 
deaths 

1947 1946 
2,594 2,526 



Deaths per 
100 thousand 
inhabitants 



732 
943 
347 
572 



808 
852 
226 
640 



1947 
63.5 

17.9 

23.1 

8.5 

14.0 



1946 
63.5 

20.3 

21.4 

5.7 

16.1 



Note: Rates are. expressed as their annual equivalents. 



PREVENTABLE DEATHS 

The major emphasis in medicine and public 
health has always been directed at preventing early 
death from disease. The increased average life 
span is eloquent testimony of success in postponing 
death from disease. Years ago, smallpox was one 
of our worst killers but now the disease has been 
almost completely eliminated as a cause of death. 

But what is the record with the causes of death 
associated w it h external injuries to the human 
body? Despite the medical advances in saving the 
lives of the injured, we still find that over 8% of all 
deaths are accounted for by the external causes- 
accidents, suicide, and homicide. Theoretically, 
all that external violence is preventable. However , 
the record shows that all our efforts at prevention 
do little more than hold the live on mortality from 
external causes. This is borne but by the table and 
chart on the back page of this bulletin. They show 
the last 26 years' mortality experience for the five 
major external causes: motor vehicle, accidents, 
other transport accidents, falls, suicide, and homi- 
cide. The width of each band on the chart indicates 
the proportion of mortality associated with each 
cause. Together, these causes account for about 
75% of all deaths from violence. 

It is apparent that mortality from suicide and 
homicide are reflections of social conditions. The 
fact that suicides were fewest during the recent 
war re-emphasizes an observation by J. R. Miner 
25 years ago that "there can be little doubt that 
war reduces the suicide rate by giving people 
something to think about outside themselves, by 
stimulating the patriotic emotions, in a word by 
increasing the 'group spirit' ". The fact that sui- 
cides were highest during the depression period of 
the 1930's also points up the importance of eco- 
nomic difficulties as a stimulus to self murder. 



Homicides were also at their lowest during the war 
period, but were highest in the period of organized 
lawlessness following World War I. While a gen- 
eral public respect for law and order can obviously 
bring homicide to a minimum, effective means for 
accomplishing such control of the social environ- 
ment are less obvious. 



DEATH 

RATIO 

20.0 



15.0 



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2 8.0 
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DEATHS FROM SUICIDE AND HOMICIDE 

PER THOUSAND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES; 

CHICAGO AND DOWNSTATE, 1921-1946 


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1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



In the last 26 years from 10 to 17 out of every 
500 deaths in Illinois have resulted from transpor- 
tation accidents. A steady increase in transport 
fatalities went on from 1921 to 1937, when a peak 
of 35 such deaths out of every thousand deaths was 
reached. The apparent sharp increase in motor 
vehicle deaths for 1930 over 1929 is due to the 
change in the statistical classification of accident 
deaths made effective in 1930. Before 1930, col- 
lisions between automobiles and trains or street- 
cars were allocated to train and streetcar acci- 
dents. Actually, auto accident deaths inlllinois in- 
creased almost every year up to 1938. The only 
real decline came during the war as a result of 
mileage restrictions, when restrictions were lifted, 
the auto accident death rate again rose, albeit at 
lower levels than prewar. A recent encouraging 
note is found in the fact that 1947 auto accident 
fatalities in the first six months are somewhat be- 
low 1946 levels. 

Some progress has been made in the preven- 
tion of accidental death from conflagration, burns, 
drownings, and hazardous occupations. The decline 
since 1921 in mortality due to accidents in mines 
and quarries is attributable to fewer miners and 
greater mine safety. The recent Illinois coal mine 
disasters that claimed 142 lives in seven months 
show the need for unrelenting effort on mine safety 
work. The National Safety Council reports that in 
mining and quarrying there was one accidental 
death among every 620 workers, the highest rate 



in any industry. Deaths due to serious fires (con- 
flagrations) are increasing and also account for a 
greater share of accident deaths. Undoubtedly, the 
acute housing shortage has brought on overcrowd- 
ing of unsafe buildings and thereby increased fire 
hazards. 





DEATHS IN CONFLAGRATIONS 




PER THOUSAND DEATHS ALL CAUSES: 


DEATH 
RATIO 


CHICAGO AND DOWNSTATE, 1921-1946 


3.0 


chicaso 


2.0 


1 












S i.o 


ft 

M 

' t 
/ ■ 

/ \ 




\t 


il 
II 

1 


1 

i 

DOWNSTATE 


_ 0.9 
« 0.8 


#i i^» 


4ll 


lA/fi/ 




I 0.7 

a o.6 






I/" 


7 Tl 






£ 0.5 














OJ 

"04 












O 

o 
o 














- 0.3 

u 
p. 














0.2 


















Equal ve 


rtical dista 


aces repres 


ent 








equal PERCENTAGE changes in the RATIO. 


0.1 


_i_i.i..i„. 


1 1 1 1 II II 1 1 1 1 1 Ml 1 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



Deaths from burns are now well below the 
levels of the 1920's, even though there are so many 
more people. Safer appliances, diminishing use of 
Kerosene and gasoline stoves in the home, better 
industrial safety practices, and safety education 
have all contributed to the progress. There has 
been a small but steady decrease in the proportion 
of deaths by drowning over the last fifteen years. 
The growth of supervised swimming, the teaching 
of lifesaving, etc. have undoubtedly been responsi- 
ble for this important progress. 

A large part of our deaths from accidental 
causes are due to falls. To make matters worse, 
these deaths are steadily increasing. The death 
statistics for the 1920's understate mortality from 
falls by about 15% because of the death classifica- 
tion scheme used then. Of course, the majority of 
deaths from falls occur at the older ages, particu- 
larly 65 years and older. Accordingly, we can ex- 
pect falls to bring on more deaths as we accumulate 
more old people. At the same time, this situation 
lays down a tremendous challenge to education in 
personal safety precautions and to the design of 
living places, work places and public places offer- 
ing fewer opportunities for dangerous falls. 



TABLE I LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS PROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OP 

OCCURRENCE, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1947 



County 



♦Estimated 
Population 



Live 

Births 



Still- 
births 



Deaths 



County 



♦Estimated 
Population 



Live 
Births 



Still- 
births 



Deaths 



Entire State 

Chicago 
Downstate 

Adams 

Alexander 

Bond 

Boone 

Brovn 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford 

Cumberland 

DeKalb 

DeWitt 

Douglas 

DuPage 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham 

Fayette 

Ford 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 



8,172,863 

4,610,869 

66,769 
26,174 
14.489 
15,3^6 

7,927 
37,939 

7,976 
18,071 
16,613 
72,185 
39,125 
18,681 

18,875 
23,079 
39,292 
4,258,781 
21,389 
11,456 

3M75 
18,391 
17,667 
107,689 
24,549 
8,951 
22, 052 
28,902 
15,002 
54,583 
^5,139 
11,329 
20,313 
18,612 

13,073 
26,335 
7,653 
8,887 
44,489 
32,263 

38,529 
13,062 
3^,582 
13,646 
20,000 

10,452 
135,290 
62,555 
11,033 
53,531 

126,029 



94,267 

40,515 

53,752 

811 
431 

22 
219 

18 
478 

46 

153 
181 

1,275 

459 

55 

62 

178 

552 

49,476 

241 

36 

525 

145 

205 

806 

257 
40 

455 
272 
152 
222 
446 
78 
181 
205 
112 

125 
84 
12 

529 

293 
542 

& 
559 
68 
59 
60 

2,453 
788 

685 
1,841 



1,842 

824 
1,018 

16 
16 



10 
2 

3 
2 
22 
8 
1 
2 

5 
21 

970 

6 

9 
2 

3 
15 
4 
2 
6 
8 
1 

7 
11 

2 
7 

1 

3 
4 

10 

5 
14 

1 
10 

1 

2 
37 
19 

10 
35 



47,667 

20,219 
27,448 

481 
191 

51 
118 

41 
227 

26 

88 

87 

411 

182 

78 

59 

98 

221 

24,685 

117 

^3 

225 

90 

95 

524 

144 

40 

149 

157 

77 

225 

221 

42 

87 

89 

66 

135 
42 

23 
245 
128 
211 

48 
172 

51 

86 

61 

1,066 

741 

29 

306 

578 



LaSalle 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Livingston 

Logan 

McDonough 

McHenry 

McLean 

Macon 

Macoupin 

Madison 

Marion 

Marshall 

Mason 

Massac 

Menard 

Mercer 

Monroe 

Montgomery 

Morgan 

Moultrie 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam 

Randolph 

Richland 

Rock Island 

St. Clair 

Saline 

Sangamon 

Schuyler 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 

Stephenson 

Tazewell 

Union 

Vermilion 

Wabash 

Warren 

Washington 

Wayne 

White 

Whiteside 

Will 

Williamson 

Winnebago 

Woodford 



100,421 

21,139 
35,048 
38,986 
29,847 
27,157 
37,771 
75,393 
87,552 
^7,105 
154,970 
48,844 
13,186 

15,435 
15,076 
10,641 
17,638 
12,671 
34,872 
37,058 
13,412 
29,959 
159,502 
23,786 
14,652 

25,165 

7,768 
15,966 

5,290 

3^,158 

17,173 

117,971 

174,010 

38,850 

121,813 

11,264 

8,118 
25,990 

8,812 
41,403 
59,975 

21,457 
89,302 
13,880 
21,408 
15,620 
21,599 
19,965 
44,129 
118,189 

52,738 

126,023 

19,067 



1,216 

69 
364 
338 
312 
348 
403 

1,039 

1,400 

145 

2,000 

592 

10 

29 
150 
19 
11 
11 

480 
410 

23 

171 

2,532 

300 

79 
167 

32 

80 

l 

319 

334 

1,633 

2,184 

544 

1,660 

67 

12 

228 

4 

589 

462 

244 

1,081 

85 

312 

27 

128 

114 

538 

1,466 

628 

1,932 

19 



24 



10 
7 
7 

1 

15 
25 
3 
44 
16 

1 
5 



3 

47 

8 

1 
2 



16 

53 

8 

37 

1 

3 
1 
8 

14 
6 

12 
1 
2 
1 

3 
1 

15 

20 

20 

39 
1 



568 

97 

241 

216 

231 

192 

224 

439 

502 

169 

928 

238 

58 

56 

109 

35 

46 

45 

237 

.441 

40 

152 

1,112 

145 

58 

127 

41 

70 

17 

187 

147 

805 

1,071 

237 

849 

58 

27 

112 

25 
238 
243 
264 
608 

52 
124 

161 
82 

81 
226 
652 

291 

756 

80 



♦As of April 1, 1947. Projected from U.S. Census estimate for July 1, 1946. 



TABLE II DEATHS IN ILLINOIS, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1947 
(All occurrences within the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-S4 


66 yrs. 


' 

Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


47,667 


2,953 


3,362 


365 


805 


3,775 


14,708 


24,642 


10 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


44,435 


2,760 


3,074 


294 


682 


3,365 


13,920 


23,094 


6 


Diseases of infancy 


2,254 


2,163 


2,202 


11 


8 


19 


11 


3 


__ 


Maternal causes 


108 


rrt 


XXX 


-*■ 


26 


81 


1 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


klk 


44 


62 


14 


14 


64 


212 


108 


— — 


Diphtheria 


8 


— 


3 


1 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


7 


4 


5 


— 


— — 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


Encephalitis 


I 


— 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


2 


2 


-- 


Measles 


2 


2 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis 


30 


8 


12 


5 


— 


2 


9 


2 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


3 


1 


1 


■ 1 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


1 










1 


-- 




— 


Syphil is 


3^3 


5 


5 


1 


4 


47 


196 


90 


— 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


6 








2 


1 


1 


2 


-- 


Whooping cough 


26 


21 


25 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


Other communicable diseases 


37 


3 


9 


3 


1 


10 


2 


12 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


2,027 


333 


402 


20 


25 


I69 


547 


864 


— 


Influenza 


204 


17 


27 


4 


3 


11 


32 


127 


-- 


Pneumonia 


1,823 


316 


375 


16 


22 


158 


515 


737 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


1,448 


6 


21 


16 


137 


461 


573 


240 


— 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,337 


2 


10 


9 


118 


431 


547 


222 


-- 


Accidents -all forms 


2,594 


70 


164 


13^ 


239 


441 


659 


956 


1 


Motor vehicle 


732 


4 


27 


55 


135 


170 


207 


137 


1 


Home 


943 


62 


114 


30 


16 


69 


127 


587 


-- 


Occupational 


3^7 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


23 


115 


163 


45 


— 


Public 


572 


4 


23 


48 


65 


87 


162 


I87 


-- 


Cancer 


6,630 


2 


22 


26 


38 


528 


2,840 


3,175 


1 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


3,809 


3 


9 


5 


9 


116 


1,058 


2,611 


1 


Diabetes 


1,413 


— 


3 


3 


16 


54 


512 


825 


— 


Diseases of digestive system 


1,881 


125 


159 


22 


& 


252 


780 


634 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


556 


5 


6 


2 


— 


86 


302 


160 


— 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


131 


86 


103 


1 


4 


5 


7 


11 


— 


Goiter 


99 








1 


13 


44 


41 


— 


Heart disease 


18,009 


7 


15 


21 


51 


753 


5,688 


11,478 


3 


Coronary 


4,249 








4 


221 


1,800 


2,224 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


886 


— 


1 


12 


25 


145 


320 


383 


— 


Homicide 


179 


6 


6 


1 


35 


91 


38 


8 


, — 


Nephritis 


2,759 


1 


9 


10 


22 


201 


727 


1,790 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


296 










1 


3^ 


261 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


17 


— 


— 


9 


2 


5 


1 


-- 


-- 


Suicide 


438 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


25 


116 


195 


100 


-- 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


2,942 


179 


263 


65 


84 


342 


708 


1,477 


3 


CAUSE AS "YET UNASSIGNED 


290 


14 


25 


6 


39 


68 


80 i 


71 


1 



--15*0 population: Total 7,897,2*1; Urtwu 5,809,650; Rural 2,067,591. 
a totalled dlaooaalen at tha 6 principal gaographlo Raglona of to* Stat* Ma RaTlav of Illlaoli laalth Statlstloi Ho. 1, *8 u— my or Blrtha, Death*, and 
Hiiiiii for Principal Area* of tb» State by Ooourranoa and RMldanoa 19M.-19 1 *." 



TABLE III DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-84 


66 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


26,966 


L,6o6 


1,814 


195 


423 


2,424 


9,722 


12,386 


2 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


25, 454 


L,497 


1,653 


160 


355 


2,184 


9,277 


11,823 


2 


Diseases of infancy 


1,241 


L,195 


1,212 


7 


6 


6 


9 


1 


__ 


Maternal causes 


52 


XXI 


XXX 


-- 


9 


43 




XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


203 


20 


25 


8 


6 


26 


101 


37 


^^ 


Diphtheria 


4 








2 


1 


1 




-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


•PSJP 


1 


-- 


... 


-- 


Encephalitis 


2 








1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-. 


Measles 


! 2 


2 


2 














Meningitis 


26 


5 


9 


4 


-- 


2 


9 


2 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


— 




1 


-- 


-. 




_. 


__ 


Scarlet fever 




















Syphil is 


142 


3 


3 


-- 


3 


16 


89 


31 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 




















Whooping cough 


7 


7 


7 














Other communicable diseases 


17 


2 


3 


3 


-- 


6 


1 


4 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


1,176 


187 


220 


9 


12 


118 


402 


415 


-- 


Influenza 


40 


4 


6 


3 


1 


1 


12 


17 


— 


Pneumonia 


1,136 


183 


214 


6 


11 


117 


390 


398 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


1,002 


3 


15 


13 


109 


342 


400 


123 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


922 


1 


7 


6 


92 


318 


384 


115 


-- 


Accidents - all forms 


l,l6l 


24 


70 


65 


67 


193 


352 


414 


__ 


Motor vehicle 


313 


— 


12 


28 


28 


67 


106 


72 


-- 


Home 


434 


24 


49 


15 


10 


40 


84 


236 


— 


Occupational 


99 


YXX 


TXTC 


... 


7 


40 


46 


6 


-- 


Public 


315 


-- 


9 


22 


22 


46 


116 


100 


— 


Cancer 


4,003 


1 


12 


13 


26 


336 


1,869 


1,746 


1 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


1,758 


2 


4 


2 


5 


78 


607 


1,062 


— 


Diabetes 


850 


-- 


3 


2 


7 


27 


343 


468 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


1,085 


57 


74 


15 


20 


157 


516 


303 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


391 


5 


6 


1 


— 


62 


235 


87 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


52 


34 


40 


— 


1 


3 


4 


4 


— 


Goiter 


60 










10 


28 


22 


— 


Heart disease 


10,829 


3 


7 


15 


35 


567 


4,019 


6,185 


1 


Coronary 


2,105 


— 


«p mm 


— 


2 


155 


1,048 


900 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


489 


— 


— 


8 


17 


111 


219 


134 


— 


Homicide 


134 


5 


5 


1 


25 


69 


27 


7 


— 


Nephritis 


1,521 


— 


6 


2 


16 


151 


471 


875 


-- 


Prostatic disease 


139 












23 


116 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


12 


-- 




7 


1 


3 


1 


-- 


-- 


Suicide 


228 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


11 


58 


109 


49 


— ~ 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


1,350 


102 


149 


32 


46 


193 


394 


536 


-- 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


162 


7 


12 


3 


22 


47 


51 

1 1 


27 


— ~ 



Chicago Metropolitan Aroa (Raglan l)--19»0 population! total *,5J2,J58i Whan », 296,601) Sana S75,TJl. 

Countlee: Cook, MPag», bo*, lain, and Will. 
(Sm authaad for «sp of Stat* by legions.) 



TABLE IV DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OP THE NORTHERN AREA, 
FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois resident b dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 

l yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-84 
yrs. 



65 yrs, 
& over 



Un- 
known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphil is 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents -all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



5,037 

4,663 

265 

13 

78 
1 



58 



3 

10 
216 

32 
184 
141 
127 

295 
88 

115 

19 

73 

627 

456 

146 

203 

35 

15 

10 

1,874 

588 

9 l 

25k 
38 



^3 

3^8 
26 



322 
312 
248 

XXX 



32 

1 

31 



14 

1 

12 

xxx 

1 
1 



10 



XXX 

9 

1 



388 
362 

258 

XXX 



*3 

32 



78 
66 

2 
2 



329 
269 

3 
11 

11 



1,206 

1,128 

1 

30 



3 

3 

hi 

4 

*3 

1 

1 

27 

3 

14 

XXX 

10 
2 



16 



10 
2 



XXX 

23 

3 



1 
1 
1 

16 

5 
4 
1 
6 
6 



7 
1 

6 
4 
4 

35 
20 
1 
2 
12 
2 
2 



10 

1 



2 
1 
1 



8 
4 



2 

11 

2 

9 
35 
33 

38 
18 
8 
4 
8 
42 
9 
7 

32 
9 
1 
1 

40 

14 

7 

2 

13 



14 

57 
3 



29 



1 

35 
6 

29 
64 

57 

5^ 
22 

13 

8 

11 

222 

105 

39 

70 

14 

1 

3 

421 

211 

24 

2 

60 

4 



18 

72 
6 



2,993 
2,806 

XXX 

23 



19 



4 
115 
19 
96 
36 
31 

125 

20 

75 

4 

26 

353 
340 

99 

80 

12 

2 

6 

1,409 

362 

61 

176 
34 



10 

178 
9 



■ortnarn Arm (Raglan 2)--19*0 population! Total 782,705; Ortan *20,l?lf Rural J62,J12. 

MdWlInawT *' **"*' e * rrolX ' »*•», °™ndjr, lanry, Jo DtTlaaa, Kankakaa, Kandall, infiaUa, (<M, *Rwrjr. Ogla, Putnaa, Rook Inland, Stapoanaon, Whltaalda, 



8 



TABLE V DEATHS AMONG- RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





Total 


Under 

1 yr. 


0-4 
yrs. 


5-14 
yrs. 


15-24 
yrs. 


25-44 
yrs. 


45-34 
yrs. 


85 yrs. 
& over 


Un- 
known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphil is 

Typhoid <£ paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents -all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


1,278 

1,11+0 

70 
7 

19 

16 

2 
1 

52 
6 

46 

25 
24 

85 
23 
39 
9 
14 

151 

109 

32 

45 

13 

2 

412 

129 

43 

4 

104 

15 

8 
138 


87 

79 
68 

XXX 

1 

1 

6 

1 
5 

3 
2 

XXX 

1 

1 

XXX 

8 


95 
85 
69 

XXX 

3 

2 

1 
6 
1 
5 

5 

2 

2 

XXX 

1 

2 

XXX 

10 


6 
6 
1 

3 
1 

2 

1 

1 
1 


18 
14 

2 

2 

1 
1 
1 
1 

5 

3 
2 

1 

2 
2 
1 

4 


85 
77 

5 
1 

1 

2 

1 
1 
7 
7 

16 
8 
2 
4 
2 

12 
2 

3 
6 

2 

14 
4 
5 
3 
4 

2 

8 


329 
302 

8 

8 

13 

13 
7 
7 

14 

7 

2 

1 

4 

62 

24 

11 

13 

5 

2 

126 

50 

18 

1 

19 

2 

27 

■ 


745 
656 

XXX 

7 

7 

29 

3 
26 
10 

9 

42 

2 

31 
4 

5 
77 
83 
17 

23 
6 

269 
75 
17 

80 
15 

4 
89 


— 



PwrU Metropolitan Area (Baglon })— 19*0 population! Total 2X1, 756; Urban 159211; 

Count lee: Peoria and Tat eve 11. 
(8m ■aatbaad for aap of State by Region*.) 



72,525. 



TABLE VI DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 

FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1947 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



66 yrs 
S, over 



Un- 
known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - al] forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goi ter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

LL OTHER CAUSES 

IAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



7,654 
7,058 

36I 
13 

92 



1 

69 

5 

7 

5 

303 

5^ 

249 

101 

95 

^79 
163 

185 
1+8 

83 

1,007 

846 

206 

288 

63 

31 

17 

2,677 

8U3 

146 

11 
514 

56 
4 

83 

554 
42 



489 
451 
345 

XXX 



58 

4 
54 



.15 

1 

12 

XXX 

2 



25 



21 



36 

2 



559 
507 
351 

XXX 

8 



67 

53 

2 



116 
106 



402 
354 

5 
10 

11 



7 



75 
8 

67 



31 

7 

22 

XXX 

2 
3 
3 



31 
26 



XXX 

48 
4 



7 
1 
6 
2 
2 

28 

13 

5 

10 
2 
2 



4 

1 
1 



12 
2 



1 
1 

1 
1 

1 

5 
4 

60 
45 

3 

12 

4 

1 

3 
6 

2 

1 
6 



1 

8 

9 

1 



1 

7 
1 

2 
16 

2 
14 
25 
24 

73 

38 
8 

17 
10 
64 
11 
11 
24 
5 

1 

63 
22 
11 

6 

15 



2 
17 

39 
9 



1,690 
1,572 

1 

40 
1 



4,818 

4,466 

2 

XXX 

29 



38 

1 



44 
5 
39 
41 
40 

78 
34 
14 

13 

17 

353 

170 

58 

98 

24 

1 

6 

553 

275 

29 

2 

88 

2 

38 

111 

7 



23 
2 

2 

160 

38 

122 

28 

25 

209 
26 

136 
15 
32 

581 

659 

134 

125 

33 

1 

9 

2,048 

546 

102 

408 
54 

20 

334 
18 



^, J^T 15*®^ U '-- 1 9' K ' Population. Total 1,531.175; Urban 551,587; Rural 779,588. Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Case, Champal^.. "^.riorlan, Clark, Coles, 
ifc JI't? ^' U ' Douglaa, Sagar, Fort, Fulton, Cream, Hancock, Henderson. Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, LlTlngBton, Lo«an, McDonouffh. Kv< -.-., Ifcon, Macoupin, 

Jferehall, Mason, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie. Piatt. Pike. Sangamon, Schuyler. Seott. Shelby, Stark, Vertnllon, War-.-*,. nr.A Woodford. 



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TABLE VII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST SIX MONTHS, 19^7 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



65 yrs 
St over 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



1,891 
1,722 

105 
5 

30 

1 



26 



79 
19 
6o 
k2 
kl 

103 
22 

53 
8 

20 
206 

203 

53 
81 
16 

13 
k 

653 

157 

27 

11 

113 
10 



2k 

142 
27 



1^3 

100 
xxx 



15 
2 

13 



7 

XXX 



10 
10 



XXX 

8 

1 



157 
Ikk 
102 

TTT 

3 

l 



39 
30 



16 
2 

Ik 
1 
1 



9 

XXX 



11 
11 



TTT 

10 
3 



2 
2 



k 
k 

13 
6 

1 
1 
5 

1 

1 
1 



3 
1 



3 
6 



137 
121 

3 
1 



6 

1 

5 

16 
16 

Ik 

7 

3 
2 
2 
18 
5 

7 
2 



23 
8 

5 
5 
7 



10 

6 



526 
kQk 



15 



Ik 



22 
5 

17 
15 
15 

19 

8 

3 

3 

5 

79 

52 

23 

28 

8 

1 

3 

185 

66 

8 

2 

29 
2 



10 

35 
7 



1,024 
935 

XXX 

k 



35 

11 

2k 

6 

5 

k6 
1 

37 

2 

6 

105 

Ikk 

29 

& 
6 

1 

1 

kk2 

83 
13 

1 

75 
8 



Ok 
5 



Cut 8t. toall »»>tropolltan (ni (Region 5) —19*0 population! total 516,2*8; Urban 215,175; Rural 105,075 

Countlee: Madleon and St. Clair. 
(8m nmathead for aap of State by Reglone.) 



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TABLE VIII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, 
FIRST SIX MONTHS, 19^7 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



66 yrs, 
& over 



Un- 
known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphil is 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goi ter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



3,960 
3,596 

175 

17 

45 
2 

3 
2 

1 

1 

1 



26 

1 

5 

3 

176 

50 

126 

115 

109 

362 

65 
101 

148 

48 
465 

377 
108 

145 
32 
18 

5 

1,294 

330 

72 

8 

226 

33 

1 
44 

351 
13 



268 
250 
173 

XXX 

10 
2 



5 

1 

33 
4 

29 
3 
1 

7 
2 

5 

XXX 



21 



13 



XXX 

16 

2 



301 
278 
174 

XXX 

14 

2 

3 



35 
27 



5 
2 

36 

5 

31 
k 

1 

20 
3 

16 

xxx 

1 
1 
2 



16 
k 
6 



2k 
15 



xxx 

21 
2 



82 
71 



3 
8 

8 



37 
17 

1 

9 
10 

3 

2 
2 



3 
1 
2 
2 
1 



11 



277 

257 

1 
11 

8 



11 

3 
8 

33 

32 

68 

17 

k 

37 

10 

37 
9 
6 

15 
k 

1 



3^ 
12 

5 
3 
9 

1 



11 

19 

1 



JL 



925 

866 



13 



13 



23 
k 

19 

3^ 

32 

114 

12 

9 

89 

k 

160 

80 

32 
k6 
Ik 

2 
286 
110 

15 
2 

54 
2 



17 

57 
2 



2,336 
2,095 

xxx 



1 

100 
38 
62 
36 
36 

107 
12 
65 
13 
17 
26k 
286 
68 

57 

Ik 

2 

3 

967 

207 

k9 

159 
30 

12 

233 
8 



Southern Aran (Region 6) --19*0 population: Total 725,0*7; Urban 228,885; Pural *9».l62. 

Countl..: Alexander, Bool, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Mwarda, Ifflnghan, Fayetta. Franklin, OalUtln, Hamiton, Hardin, Jaekaon, Jasper. Jefferson, Johnaon. 
Lavrence, Marlon, Maaaao, Monroe, Parry, Pope, Pulaakl, Randolph, Richland, 8allno, Union, Wabash, Washington, Varna, White, and Wllllaason. 



DEATH 
RATIO 



THE MORTALITY FROM EXTERNAL CAUSES 

AND ITS COMPOSITION' ILLINOIS, 1921-1946 




DEATH 
RATIO 



100 
80 
60 

40 
20 



1945 



DEATHS FROM EXTERNAL CAUSES PER THOUSAND DEATHS ALL CAUSES: 

ILLINOIS, 1921 - 1946 



u 
id 

01 


All 

External 

Causes 


01 

u 

•g 


0> 

•H 

1 


S 


01 

C 


a u 

DO 0> 

u X 


11 

. rt 
o "S 

2 > 


u 


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01 C 

X £ 
+j ^ 

O H 


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and 

Quarrying 


JS ° 


to 
B 

u 
3 
ffl 


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u 
Q 


CO 


Other 

External 

Causes 


1921 


84.6 


13.3 


8. 1 


* 


12.0 


11.3 


2.9 


0.4 


4. 5 


5. 3 


9.9 


16.9 




1922 


82.4 


11.8 


8.5 


* 


13.3 


10.6 


1 .8 


1 .0 


4. 


4. 7 


10.3 


16.4 




1923 


82.0 


10.8 


8. 7 


* 


12.0 


12.5 


2 . 2 


1 . 


4. 1 


4.0 


10.1 


16.6 




192 4 


89.0 


13.1 


10.6 


* 


13.1 


12.1 


2.4 


1 .4 


4.5 


4.6 


10.9 


16.3 




1925 


91.2 


11.7 


10.7 


* 


14.2 


11.4 


1.6 


1 .0 


4. 


4.6 


10.7 


2 1.3 




1926 


85.4 


12.4 


9.9 


* 


14.6 


11.7 


1 .9 


1 . 3 


3.8 


4. 


11.1 


14.7 




1927 


90.6 


13.5 


9. 1 


* 


18.5 


10.2 


1 .4 


1 . 3 


4.2 


5 . 2 


11.1 


16.1 




1928 


87.1 


13.6 


8 .8 


* 


19.5 


10.2 


1 .5 


1 . 3 


3.3 


4. 2 


10.7 


14.0 




1929 


85.1 


12.4 


7.7 


* 


19.3 


10.6 


1 .3 


1 .6 


3. 1 


4. 2 


11.9 


13.0 




1930 


97.6 


16.6 


9.6 


0. 1 


27.3 


6.1 


1 .4 


1 .2 


3. 3 


4. 7 


12.6 


14.7 




193 1 


103.8 


16.4 


9.3 


0. 1 


27.6 


5.4 


1 .2 


0.9 


2.8 


5. 3 


11.8 


23.0 




1932 


92.3 


17.1 


9. 


0. 1 


25.3 


5 . 


1 .5 


1 . 1 


3. 


3.9 


12.6 


13.7 




1933 


95.7 


16.0 


10.1 


0. 1 


26.4 


5. 7 


1 .0 


0.6 


3. 1 


3.3 


13.2 


16.2 




1 934 


103.3 


15.2 


8.7 


0. 1 


29.5 


5.0 


1 .0 


0.6 


3 .0 


3. 1 


15.2 


21.9 




1935 


89.9 


14.5 


6.4 


0. 1 


27.3 


4. 7 


0.9 


0.6 


2. 7 


2.7 


15.2 


14.8 




1936 


102.5 


12.6 


5.4 


0.0 


27.2 


4.8 


1 . 1 


1 .0 


2.9 


2.5 


16.6 


28.4 




1937 


92.4 


1 4.2 


5.6 


0. 1 


30.0 


5.0 


1 .0 


1 . 1 


2.6 


2.6 


17.7 


12.5 




1938 


87.8 


14.9 


4.9 


0. 1 


25.9 


5.0 


1 .0 


0.9 


2.5 


2.6 


16.8 


13.2 




1939 


82.7 


13.4 


4.8 


0.0 


25.9 


4.4 


1 .0 


. 7 


2 .3 


2. 2 


16.7 


11.3 




1 940 


83.3 


13.1 


3.9 


. 


26.2 


3.6 


1 .0 


1 . 1 


2.5 


2.8 


16.9 


12.2 




194 1 


87.7 


12.2 


4. 2 


0. 


30.0 


4.4 


1 . 1 


0.9 


2. 5 


3.2 


17.3 


11.9 




1 942 


74.9 


10.8 


4. 1 


0.0 


19.0 


4. 7 


1 . 1 


0.9 


2.6 


3. 1 


17.3 


11.3 




1943 


67. 1 


9.0 


3 . 2 


0.0 


14.1 


4.9 


1 . 1 


1 .2 


3. 3 


3. 1 


17.7 


10-1 




1 944 


68.5 


8. 7 


3.6 


0. 


15.1 


5. 1 


1 .2 


1.6 


2 . 7 


2.6 


17.6 


10.3 




1945 


72.3 


9. 5 


4.0 


0.0 


17.3 


4.6 


0.9 


2. 1 


2. 5 


2.4 


18.9 


9.&- 




1946 


78.7 


10.6 


5.4 


-0- 


20.6 


5.0 


0.8 


2 . 1 


2. 7 


2.6 


18.9 


10.0 


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HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 



blare of Illinois 
Dwight H, Green 
Governor 




of Public Health 



Dwimoh of Vital Statistics & Records 



Springfield, Illinois 



1947 Series 



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agen r Ph.D., Chief 



February 27, 1948 



PROVISIONAL ANNUAL 

For the second consecutive year the Illinois 
birth rate has reached a new high. There were 
191,866 live births registered in Illinois during 
1947, making a rate of 23.3 live births for each 
thousand inhabitants. A great boom in births has 
continued throughout the entire United States ever 
since the fall of 1946. Therefore, there is little 
likelihood that Illinois will rank higher among the 
states than it did in 1946 when Illinois' birth rate 
was 45th with 20.9. The boom has been gradually 
receding from the all-time high in October of 1946 
and the outlook for 1948 is a continued recession 
from these high birth rates. 

The most significant health note in the 1947 
record is that our gains in saving the lives of young 
babies have been preserved in spite of the heavy 
load on hospitals and physicians. The 1947 infant 
death rate represents a new milestone in the battle 
to save life in that dangerous first year. There 
were only 28.4 deaths among less than one year 
old babies for every 1,000 born during the year. 
Premature birth is still the most frequent cause of 
death among babies. 
This largely ac- 
counts for the fact 
that four out of 
every five babies 
who die in the first 
year of life die in 
the first month. 

Although the 
figures on maternal 
deaths are not yet 
complete, it is 
quite certain that 
the record will 
show our high birth 
rate is accompanied 

by an unusually low maternal mortality. Indica- 
tions are that only about twelve will have died 
from maternal causes for every 10,000 babies born 
alive. 

The 92,230 deaths in the state during 1947 
account for a general death rate of 11.2 deaths per 
1 ,000 population. While this is higher than the 1946 



IST1S&6 FOR 1947 





5.000 



1945 



1946 



iic.r&a.^e is not alarming. Heart 
i"nc"eT^ ace oust for over one half of all 
deaths that now occur. Since the increase in deaths 
is found among the oldest age groups, what we are 
seeing is the effect of deferred mortality beginning 
to catch upwithus asheart disease and cancer con- 
tribute an ever increasing share to fatal illness. 

Intensified effort in the early detection and 
treatment of cancer have not as yet been reflected 
in the crude mortality rates. But even if we should 
soon meet with lowering mortality from cancer, it 
is only through better prevention and management 
of heart disease that there is any hope of averting 
a steady rise in the general death rate. 

The provisional annual rates for 1947 are: 

State Chicago Downstate 

Live births per 1000 population 23.3 

Deaths per 1000 population 11.2 

Infant deaths per 1000 live births... 28.4 
Stillbirths per 1000 live births 18.9 



Page 3 gives 
the distribution of 
all births and 
deaths in 1947 ac- 
cording to place of 
occurrence for all 
registrations re- 
portedtothe Illinois 
Department of Pub- 
lic Health up to 
January 30, 19 48. 
Final figures will 
differ little from 
these provisional 
tabulations. 



23.1 


23.5 


10.9 


11.4 


27.2 


29.4 


19.9 


18.1 



5,000 



1947 



PRODUCTION DIFFICULTIES HAVE DELAYED 
THIS BULLETIN BY ALMOST THREE MONTHS. 
THE NEXT ISSUE WILL COME OUT LATE IN 
MARCH AND WILL CONTAIN A COMPLETE 
SUMMARY OF THE 1947 ANNUAL STATISTICS 



THE THREE QUARTER MARK OF I 



There were 143 ,945 live b i r t h s registered 
during the first nine months of this year giving a 
birth rate of 23.4 per thousand inhabitants. As 
usual, Downstate with its 82,479 live births and a 
birth rate of 23.8 per thousand inhabitants exceeds 
Chicago in both respects. 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES FOR THE 
FIRST NINE MONTHS 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1947 

23.4 
11.2 



1946 

18.6 
11.0 



Note: Rates are expressed as their ANNUAL equivalents, based on estimates 
of Illinois' population in the first nine months as follows: May 15, 1947- 
8.207,169; May 15, 1946 - 7,990,021. 

Infant and maternal mortality have both been 
lower during the current birth boom than ever 
before. Part of this is due to the fact that a rising 
birth rate tends to artificially depress these stan- 
dards of measurement of the force of mortality due 
to child bearing and to the risks associated with 
early infancy. 

It is apparent that the improvement in both 
infant and maternal mortality is in part due to the 
increased use of hospitals. In 1943, 87.8 per cent 
of all births took place in hospitals but in 1946, this 
rose to 93.1. Currently, about ninety-four per cent 
of our babies are born in hospitals. Most of this 
increase took place in downstate Illinois. Hospital 
births Downstate rose from 82.7 per cent in 1943 
to 91.3 per cent in 1946. In the same period, hos- 
pital births in Chicago rose from 94.3 per cent to 
95.6 per cent. Such better care coupled with the 
widespread use of the so-called "miracle medi- 
cines" (sulfa and antibiotics) has evidently been 
effective in reducing maternal and infant mortality. 
Fatal diarrhea of the newborn has been markedly 
lower , largely b e c a u s e repetitions of the tragic 
hospital outbreaks that marked 1946 have been 
avoided. 

TABLE B - FETAL INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES: FIRST NINE MONTHS 

Per 1,000 
live births 



1947 1946 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



19.0 
22.2 
29.6 

10.4 
1.1 



22.8 
24.5 
32.5 

12.3 
1.6 



Despite this improvement, the neonatal rate 
shows that much remains to b e done. The neo- 
natal death rate is not as affected by the increase 
in the birth rate as are the infant and maternal 
death rates. Currently, the neonatal death rate is 
22.2 per thousand 1 i v e births for the first nine 
months of 1947. Although this is a considerable 
improvement over the rate of 24.5 per thousand 



live births for the same period of 1946, it is little 
if any better than the all time low of 21.8 reached 
in 1944. An examination of the causes of death that 
claim the lives of infants before they reach one 
month of a g e shows that deaths due to prema- 
turity accounted for the bulk of the increase in 1945 
and 1946. Even though prematurity as a cause of 
death is practically 1 imit e d to young babies, it 
stands ninth on the list of leading causes of death 
among the entire population. 

Diabetes mortality continues its gradual in- 
crease. There were 108 more diabetes deaths dur- 
ing the first nine months of 1947 than in the same 
period of 1946, The increase is largely confined 
to the aged, as over fifty-five per cent of diabetes 
deaths occur in persons sixty-five years or older. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS 







Deaths 


per 




Cause 


100 thousand 
inhabitants 






1947 


1946 


1. 


HEART DISEASE 


416.2 


392.0 


2. 


CANCER 


161.6 


159.3 


3. 


CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE 


89.9 


87.7 


4. 


ALL ACCIDENTS 


65.5 


64.3 


5. 


NEPHRITIS 


64.0 


70.5 


6. 


INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA 


40.5 


38.0 


7. 


TUBERCULOSIS 


34.7 


38.0 


8. 


DIABETES 


33.1 


32.2 


9. 


PREMATURE BIRTH 


24.3 


22.9 


10. 


ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 


17.6 


19.9 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 

This year's springtime outbreak brought the 
pneumonia death rate to its highest point in the 
last three years. A fuller discussion of pneumonia 
mortality is given on the back page of this Bulletin. 
Tuberculosis mortality continues on its gradual 
downgrade indicating that efforts at tuberculosis 
control have not been in vain. 

There were 1,152 deaths from motor vehicles 
in the nine month period ending September 30, 1947, 
one less than in the same period of 1946. However, 
the rate in 1947 is 18.7 per hundred thousand in- 
habitants as compared to 19.2 in 1946. This slight 
decrease in the face of increased auto mileage in 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST NINE MONTHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 

Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 



Numb 


er of 


Deaths 


per 


deaths 


100 thousand 






inhabitants 


1947 


1946 


1947 


1946 


4,030 


3,851 


65.5 


64.3 


1,152 


1,153 


18.7 


19.2 


1,327 


1,267 


21.6 


21.1 


514 


383 


8.4 


6.4 


1,037 


1,048 


16.8 


17.5 



1946 is gratifying evidence of a betterment in traf- 
fic safety. 

Public accident deaths have been lower in 
1947 than in 1946, in number as well as rate, main- 
ly because there has been no repetition of public 
disasters on the scale of the Naperville train wreck 
and the LaSalle Hotel fire that gave 1946 its bad 
record. Fatalities from accidents in the home have 
increased measurably. There were 1,327 home 
accidents in the first nine months of 1947 for a rate 
of 21.6 per hundred thousand inhabitants as com- 
pared to 1,267 deaths in the same period of 1946 



for a rate of 21.1. The increase occurred among 
children less than one year of age and among those 
who had passed their si^ty-fifth birthday. 

Deaths from accidents associated with the 
decedent's occupation were 34 per cent higher for 
the first nine months of 1947 than in the same peri- 
od of 1946. Had it not been for two serious coal 
mine accidents in 1947,the total number of occupa- 
tional-accident deaths would have been very nearly 
the same, and the 1947 rate would actuallyhave been 
a bit lower than in 1946. 



BIRTHS AND DEATHS OCCURRING IN EACH COUNTY OF ILLINOIS DURING 1947 
(PROVISIONAL ANNUAL FIGURES) 



C ounty 


♦Estimated 


Live 


Still- 


Deaths 


County *Estimated 


Live 


Still- 


Deaths 




Populat 
8,221 


ion 
000 


Births 
191,866 


births 
3,625 




P 


opulation 
101,005 


Births 
2,510 


births 
46 




Entire State 


92,230 


LaSalle 


1,138 


Chicago 


3,583 


088 


82,705 


1,648 


39,163 


Lawrence 


21 


262 


170 


1 


175 


Downstate 


4,637,912 


109,161 


1,977 


53,067 


Lee 


35 


251 


751 


11 


480 














Livingston 


39,212 


754 


16 


436 


Adams 


67 


157 


1,727 


32 


929 


Logan 


30 


021 


652 


15 


469 


Alexander 


26 


326 


850 


32 


356 


McDonough 


27 


315 


692 


21 


368 


Bond 


14 


573 


35 


-- 


93 


McHenry 


37,990 


788 


3 


434 


Boone 


15 


435 


437 


10 


232 


McLean 


75 


831 


2,097 


24 


870 


Brown 


7,973 


35 


— 


75 


Macon 


88 


061 


2,783 


46 


1,030 


Bureau 


38 


159 


923 


17 


439 


Macoupin 


47,379 


319 


8 


352 


Calhoun 


8 


022 


84 


3 


52 


Madison 


155 


870 


4,247 


86 


1,834 


Carroll 


18 


176 


360 


5 


181 


Marion 


49 


128 


1,220 


36 


455 


Cass 


16,710 


378 


7 


157 


Marshall 


13 


263 


23 


— 


98 


Champaign 


72 


605 


2,483 


38 


786 


Mason 


15 


525 


52 


1 


107 


Christian 


39 


352 


922 


15 


349 


Massac 


15 


163 


268 


6 


192 


Clark 


18,789 


93 


1 


144 


Menard 


10 


703 


38 


— 


68 


Clay 


18,985 


150 


2 


107 


Mercer 


17 


755 


19 


1 


90 


Clinton 


23 


213 


389 


11 


194 


Monroe 


12 


745 


14 


— 


81 


Coles 


39 


520 


1,150 


35 


441 


Montgomery 


35 


075 


979 


21 


502 


Cook 


4,283 


924 


100,527 


1,924 


47,883 


Morgan 


37 


273 


844 


24 


822 


Crawford 


21 


513 


476 


9 


222 


Moultrie 


13,490 


44 


— 


75 


Cumberland 


11 


522 


58 


1 


72 


Ogle 


30 


133 


354 


7 


267 


DeKalb 


35 


078 


1,075 


19 


449 


Peoria 


160,429 


5,202 


92 


2,163 


DeWitt 


18,498 


248 


3 


176 


Perry 


23,924 


643 


11 


279 


Douglas 


17 


770 


42 3 


3 


178 


Piatt 


14 


737 


181 


2 


113 


DuPage 


108 


324 


1,910 


34 


1,005 


Pike 


25 


311 


390 


4 


240 


Edgar 


24,692 


496 


9 


276 


Pope 


7 


813 


68 


4 


69 


Edwards 


9,003 


72 


4 


67 


Pulaski 


16,059 


161 


11 


123 


Effingham 


22 


180 


943 


12 


289 


Putnam 


5 


321 


4 


-- 


32 


Fayette 


29 


070 


587 


12 


285 


Randolph 


34,356 


687 


11 


346 


Ford 


15 


089 


259 


1 


144 


Richland 


17 


273 


650 


14 


270 


Franklin 


54,900 


474 


8 


426 


Rock Island 


118,692 


3,314 


48 


1,543 


Fulton 


45,401 


930 


18 


443 


St. Clair 


175 


151 


4,423 


98 


1,962 


Gallatin 


11 


395 


151 


3 


80 


Saline 


39,076 


1,029 


15 


423 


Greene 


20 


431 


508 


10 


174 


Sangamon 


122 


521 


3,433 


66 


1,607 


Grundy 


18 
13 


720 
149 


397 
247 


3 
3 


171 
126 


Schuyler 


11 


330 


128 


1 


113 


Hamilton 


Scott 


8 


165 


23 


-- 


53 


Hancock 


26 


533 


223 


3 


231 


Shelby 


26 


141 


420 


6 


207 


Hardin 


7,698 


161 


10 


71 


Stark 


8,863 


9 


1 


50 


Henderson 


8,953 


21 


-- 


34 


Stephenson 


41 


,643 


1,306 


23 


528 


Henry 


44 


,747 


1,110 


23 


489 


Tazewell 


60,324 


1,011 


29 


433 


Iroquois 


32 


,450 


591 


11 


284 


Union 


21 


582 


477 


9 


477 


Jackson 


38 


753 


1,102 


28 


391 


Vermilion 


89.821 


2,198 


22 


1,173 


Jasper 


13 


,138 


58 




94 


Wabash 
Warren 


13,960 
21,533 


184 
648 


2 
6 


107 


Jefferson 


34 


,783 


1,084 


21 


338 


261 


Jersey 


13 


,725 


115 




99 


Washington 


15 


,711 


46 


2 


220 


Jo Daviess 


20 


,116 


98 




163 


Wayne 


21 


,724 


260 


5 


161 


Johnson 


10 


,513 


134 




112 


White 
Whiteside 


20 
44 


,081 
,385 


238 
1,077 


1 
25 


183 


Kane 


136,076 


4,896 


90 


2,158 


469 


Kankakee 


62,919 


1,595 


35 


1,471 


Will 


118,876 


2,910 


49 


1,269 


Kendall 


11 


,097 


3 


-- 


58 


Williamson 


53 


044 


1,247 


31 


588 


Knox 


53 


,842 


1,359 


21 


597 


Winnebago 


126 


,755 


3,765 


66 


1,361 


Lake 


126,774 


3,732 


65 


1,331 


Woodford 


19 


,178 


37 


1 


142 


♦As of July 


1, 1947. 























TABLE I 


LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, i 


\ND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES 


BY PLACE OF 






OCCURRENCE, 


FIRST NINE MONTHS 


, 1947 








County 


♦Estimated 
Population 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County 


♦Estimated 
Population 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,207,169 


143,945 


2,732 


69,236 


LaSalle 


100,839 


1,892 


36 


866 


Chicago 


3,577,002 


61,466 


1,240 


29,160 


Lawrence 

Lee 

Livingston 


21,227 

35,193 
39,148 


129 
567 
568 


1 

9 
12 


128 
361 

325 


Downs tate 


4,630,167 


82,479 


1,492 


40,076 


Adams 


67,047 


1,302 


22 


716 


Logan 


29,972 


488 


10 


3^1 


Alexander 


26,283 


673 


25 


271 


McDonough 


27,270 


518 


14 


275 


Bond 


14,549 


29 


-- 


76 


McHenry 


37,928 


591 


2 


325 


Boone 


15,410 


323 


8 


171 


McLean 


75,706 


1,613 


21 


657 


Brown 


7,960 


24 


-.- 


55 


Macon 


87,916 


2,103 


32 


764 


Bureau 


38,096 


676 


15 


322 


Macoupin 


47, 301 


261 


6 


250 


Calhoun 


8,009 


70 


2 


39 


Madison 


155,614 


3,187 


69 


1,386 


Carroll 


18,146 


268 


4 


139 


Marion 


49,047 


953 


25 


341 


Cass 


16,682 


282 


6 


123 


Marshall 


13,241 


18 


-- 


79 


Champaign 


72,486 


1,898 


29 


598 


Mason 


15,500 


44 


1 


87 


Christian 


39,287 


683 


12 


254 


Massac 


15,138 


210 


5 


142 


Clark 


18,758 


74 


1 


113 


Menard 


10,685 


31 


— 


48 


Clay 


18,954 


100 


2 


81 


Mercer 


17,719 


13 


1 


64 


Clinton 


23,175 


284 


6 


151 


Monroe 


12,724 


14 


— 


62 


Coles 


39,455 


853 


28 


324 


Montgomery 


35,017 


748 


15 


364 


Cook 


4,276,687 


74,970 


1,455 


35,722 


Morgan 


37,212 


637 


16 


636 


Crawford 


21,478 


380 


7 


171 


Moultrie 


13,468 


33 




49 


Cumberland 


11,503 


52 


1 


58 


Ogle 


30,083 


268 


6 


211 


DeKalb 


35,020 


834 


12 


33^ 


Peoria 


160,166 


3,933 


67 


i,64o 


DeWitt 


18,468 


186 


3 


128 


Perry 


23,885 


485 


9 


215 


Douglas 


17,741 


316 


3 


142 


Piatt 


14,713 


132 


2 


92 


DuPage 


108,146 


1,445 


23 


742 


Pike 


25,269 


305 


2 


181 


Edgar 


24,652 


378 


6 


208 


Pope 


7,800 


53 


3 


57 


Edwards 


8,988 


56 


4 


48 


Pulaski 


16,033 


119 


7 


90 


Effingham 


22,144 


701 


10 


218 


Putnam 


5,312 


3 


-- 


23 


Fayette 


29,022 


432 


9 


228 


Randolph 


34, 300 


517 


6 


257 


Ford 


15,064 


208 


1 


103 


Richland 


17,245 


498 


9 


192 


Franklin 


54,810 


329 


7 


331 


Rock Island 


118,479 


2,451 


36 


1,185 


Fulton 


45,326 


688 


16 


346 


St. Clair 


174,798 


3»3"H 


69 


1,503 


Gallatin 


11,376 


114 


3 


65 


Saline 


39,012 


792 


14 


322 


Greene 


20,397 


340 


7 


129 


Sangamon 


122, 320 


2,532 


50 


1,240 
86 


Grundy 


18,689 


296 


-- 


125 


Schuyler 


11, 311 


98 
16 


1 


Hamilton 


13,127 


181 


3 


89 


Scott 


8,152 


■""" 


39 
164 


Hancock 


26,467 


175 


3 


185 


Shelby 


26,098 


3^7 
6 


5 


Hardin 


7,685 


125 


8 


49 


Stark 


8,848 


1 

•a 1 


33 


Henderson 


8,931 


IS 


-- 


29 


Stephenson 


41,575 


1,005 


14 


407 


Henry 


44,674 


826 


18 


350 


Tazewell 


60,225 


746 


20 


338 


Iroquois 


32,397 


435 


7 


203 


Union 


21,547 


378 


8 


383 


Jackson 


38,689 


821 


21 


301 


Vermilion 


89,673 


1,691 


16 


892 


Jasper 


13,116 


47 


1 


70 


Wabash 


13,937 


140 


2 


83 


Jefferson 


3^,726 


825 


15 


251 


Warren 


21,498 


488 


4 


178 


Jersey 


13,701 


95 


1 


73 


Washington 


15,685 


37 


1 


186 


Jo Daviess 


20,083 


76 


— 


119 


Wayne 


21,688 


196 


5 


124 


Johnson 


10,496 


98 


2 


88 


White 


20,048 


174 


1 


125 


Kane 


135,853 


3,70C 


62 


1,592 


Whiteside 


44, 312 


815 


22 


350 


Kankakee 


62,816 


1,18; 


27 


1,107 


Will 


118,681 


2,167 


36 


957 


Kendall 


11,079 


m 


— 


44 


Williamson 


52,957 


948 


24 


449 


Knox 


53,753 


1,018 


16 


455 


Winnebago 


126,547 


2,906 


54 


1,042 


Lake 


126,559 


2,820 


51 


994 


Woodford 


19.147 


29 


1 


112 


*Ae of May 1| 


?, 1947. P 


roject* 


i fron> 


U.S. C»r 


isua estimate i 


Por July 1, 


1946. 







TABLE II DEATHS IN ILLINOIS, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1947 
(All occurrences within the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 

yrs. 



45-84 
yrs. 



65 yrs. 
& over 



Un- 

kn own 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents -all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goi ter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



69,236 

64,393 

3,37^ 
152 

717 

8 

11 

18 

7 

35 

18 

1 

520 

9 

35 

55 

2,495 

208 

2,287 

2,133 
1,966 

4,030 

1,152 

1,327 

514 

1,037 
9,946 

5,533 

2,035 

2,857 

835 

188 

137 

25,618 

6,218 

1,248 

269 

3,941 

431 

29 

696 

4,297 
546 



4,258 
4,002 
3,222 

52 
4 

2 

9 
2 



26 

3 
405 

17 

388 

11 

4 

99 

5 

85 

XXX 

9 

3 
4 
1 

184 
6 

125 



10 
2 

10 
1 



235 
21 



4,895 
4,501 

3,293 

XXX 

88 

3 
7 
1 
4 

16 
5 



567 

467 

16 



20 
1 



5 

6 



34 
11 

4.97 

27 

470 

37 
14 

244 

45 

156 

XXX 

43 
31 
16 

4 
245 

8 
148 



21 

2 

2 

12 

12 



1 
4 

28 

5 

23 

22 

13 

223 

86 

41 

1 

95 
41 

9 

6 

41 

2 



29 

17 

3 

12 



1 

XXX 

356 

38 



13 

4 

91 

9 



1,315 

1,103 

14 
41 

22 
2 

3 
1 



6 

3 

2 
28 

3 

25 

209 

184 

439 

240 

22 

46 

131 
53 
13 
20 

59 

4 
3 
77 
7 
39 
51 
35 



2 
37 



5,600 
4,964 

25 
109 

96 
1 
1 
5 

3 

2 

1 

66 

1 

16 

215 

11 

204 

682 

641 

695 
255 

92 
174 
174 
774 
168 

82 

376 

133 

7 

16 

1,117 
319 
217 
140 
281 
1 

9 
178 



137 508 
75 128 



21,542 

20,307 

21 
2 

335 
1 

2 

5 



311 

1 

6 

665 

32 

633 
841 

793 

1,008 

314 

185 

225 

284 

4,267 

1,525 

738 

1,154 

439 

8 

60 

8,226 

2,687 

455 

53 
1,038 

54 

3 

317 

1,073 
162 



35,302 

33,041 

5 

XXX 

156 

1 

3 

1 
2 



129 
4 

16 

1,062 
130 
932 
342 
321 

1,419 
211 

831 
68 

309 
4,779 
3,801 

1,185 
982 

253 

19 

58 

16,143 

3,203 

518 

10 

2,562 

376 

1 

160 

2,129 
132 



15 
10 



3 



max 8MTB--19*0 population: Total 7,897,2*1; Urban 5,809,650; Rural 2,087,591. 

e«„?!Sli 1 i <, Si 4lB0U "i 0n SL**? 6 , principal ewgrapaio Begloiia of the Stat, .m B.t1« of lunula Baalth Statlatloa Ho. 1, 
Coannloable Meaaaaa for Prlnoipal Arena of the State by Oeourrenoa and Bealdenoe 19*l-19li»." 



"Suaaar, or Births, Deaths, and 



J 



TABLE III DEATHS AMONG R1SXDIKPS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AHEA, 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1947 
(Does not Include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr„ 



0-4 

yrs, 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45- 84 
yrs. 



85 yrs J Un- 
& over known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases , total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



39,088 
36,763 

1,869 
74 

306 

4 
2 

7 

4 

29 

11 

213 

2 

9 

25 

1,471 

ko 

1,431 
1,471 
1,3^7 

1,759 

i+83 

588 

150 

538 

6,033 

2,599 

1,238 

1,618 

575 

74 

79 

15,324 

3,093 
703 
197 

2,145 
201 

15 
364 

2,008 
317 



2,341 
2,198 
1,789 

XXX 



23 

1 



2,673 

2,456 
1,822 

XXX 

38 
1 



8 
2 

236 
4 

232 
8 
3 

39 

36 



3 
2 
2 

88 
6 

53 



8 



XXX 

133 

10 



4 
12 

3 



9 

5 

281 

6 

275 

30 

11 

112 
22 
74 

XXX 

16 
17 

5 

3 

121 

8 

60 



1 
9 
9 



XXX 

196 

21 



292 
240 

9 

10 



4 
3 



3 
12 

3 

9 

19 

10 

99 
38 
21 

40 

24 

3 
4 
24 
1 
1 



20 

2 
3 



9 
2 

46 

6 



678 

559 

9 
17 

12 
2 



3,556 
3,176 

10 

56 



14 

1 

13 
167 
144 

127 

53 
11 
12 
51 
34 
7 
7 
34 

1 
1 

54 
4 

28 

38 

23 



1 
14 

73 
46 



38 
1 
1 



14,165 

13,450 

16 
1 

155 

1 



2 

1 

20 



9 
147 

1 
146 
506 
475 

296 
100 

51 

55 
90 

495 

113 

43 

228 

97 
3 

11 
830 
216 
164 
103 
201 



4 
95 

300 
80 



141 



2 
482 
12 
470 
581 
547 

531 
I65 

112 

69 

185 
2,820 

895 

499 

745 

329 

5 

37 

5,751 

1,568 

305 

36 

681 

36 

1 

183 

609 
106 



17,720 
16,878 



53 



44 

1 

6 
535 
17 
518 
168 
160 

594 

105 

319 

14 

156 

2,642 

1,576 

682 

466 

140 

4 

30 

8,657 

1,305 

194 

9 
1,228 

165 

70 

784 
58. 



Chicago Metropolitan Arm (Roglon I)— I9k0 population: Total fc, 532.552; Urban U, 236,601; Sural 275,751. 

Counties: Cook, DuFage, Kan*, Lake, ami Will. 
(See aasthaad for sap of State by Region*.) 



TABLE IV DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, 

FIRST FINE MONTHS, 1947 

(Does not Include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



yrs, 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



I 



45-64 
yrs. 



66 yrs 
& over 



Un- 
ion own 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



7,393 

6,843 

398 
16 

125 
1 

1 
2 

4 
2 

96 



7 

12 

278 

dh 

244 
206 
I89 

468 

129 

161 

39 

139 

957 

683 

206 

325 

63 

20 

15 

2,649 
841 

132 

5 

373 

57 

3 

79 

503 
hi 



466 
449 
372 

XXX 

10 



36 

1 
35 



15 

1 

12 

XXX 

2 
1 

1 
13 



XXX 

15 

2 



562 

519 
386 



15 



4 



61 
50 



13^ 
115 

3 
2 



7 

3 

55 

4 

51 
1 
1 

32 

3 

14 



15 
3 
3 
1 

21 

13 



4 
1 

3 
1 

1 

23 
8 

5 

1 

9 
6 

2 
4 



498 

415 

4 
14 

18 



1,820 

1,705 

3 

5^ 

1 



M39 



XXX 



32 



16 



51 



7 
1 

6 

9 
9 

62 

33 

3 

6 

20 

6 

3 
2 

7 



2 
2 



XXX 

39 

4 



10 
1 



13 
6 



2 
16 

2 
14 

53 
50 

66 

27 
10 

9 
20 
62 
12 

8 

51 
14 
2 
1 
62 
22 
10 

3 
22 

1 
22 

74 
9 



2 

51 

6 

45 
85 
16 

92 

29 
20 

15 
28 

3^5 
152 

57 

109 

26 

1 

5 
627 

305 

38 

2 

84 

6 

1 

32 

103 
12 



27 



5 

145 

20 

125 

57 
52 

193 

29 

109 

8 

hi 

535 

513 

136 

133 

23 

3 

9 

1,952 

513 

79 

261 

51 

1 

21 

264 
15 



northern Area (Bogion 2)--19'«> population: Total 788,703; Urtan l»S0,l?l; Rural 362,512. 

Counties: Boom, Bureau, Carroll, Da&alb, Orundy, Benry, Jo DBTloas, Kankakee, Kendall, 
and Winnebago, 



InSaUo, Leo, Mcnenry, Ogle, Putnam, Bock Island, Stepheneon. Whiteside, 



8 



TABLE V DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1947 
(Does not Include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



65 yrs. 
& over 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents -all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



1,877 
1,698 

92 
8 

24 



20 

2 
1 

67 
6 
61 
4o 
38 

139 
46 

59 

12 

22 

2^5 

153 
50 
68 

IT 
4 

5 
617 
180 

5* 
8 

1U7 

19 



16 

175 
4 



114 

104 

89 

XXX 



3 

XXX 

1 



TTT 



10 



126 

114 

90 

XXX 



11 
11 



33 
27 



140 

127 



492 
455 



13 



7 
2 
4 

XXX 

1 
1 



6 
3 



2 
1 

1 
2 
2 

13 

10 

2 

1 



3 

1 

2 

11 

10 

24 

12 
4 
5 

3 

22 
4 

5 

8 
2 
1 
1 
26 

7 
8 

5 
8 



12 



18 

18 
13 
13 

28 

12 

7 

1 

8 

96 

29 

19 
16 

6 

2 
182 

71 
22 

2 
28 

2 



12 



12 

1 



35 



1,075 
964 

XXX 



34 

3 
31 

14 

13 

61 

7 
42 

5 

7 

124 

120 

25 

39 

9 

1 

2 

406 

102 

21 

110 
17 



111 



Peoria Metropolitan Area. (Beglon 3) --IS 1 * population: Total 211,7)6; Urban 139.211; Rural 72,525. 

Count loo: Peoria and Taievell. 
(Bee masthead for aap of State by Regions . ) 



TABLE VI DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 
FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1947 
(Do es not lncluda deaths of Il linois raaiflente dying outside the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-34 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


St over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


11,165 


703 


808 


105 


197 


615 


2,501 


6,935 


4 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


10,295 


661 


746 


87 


175 


547 


2,319 


6,420 


1 


Diseases of infancy 


549 


526 


537 


3 


1 


5 


1 


2 


— 


Maternal cauges 


21 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


15 


— 


XXX 


-«• 


Communicable diseases, total 


139 


6 


12 


1 


5 


16 


60 


45 


__ 


Diphtheria 




















Dysentery - all forms 


5 


1 


3 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


— 


Encephalitis 


3 


— 


— 


«■»«■ 


— 


— 


— 


3 


— 


Measles 


l 


«w 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Meningitis 


1 


<•»«* 


— 


«•» 


— 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


3 


— 


1 


1 


— 


1 


«.«» 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


— 


~ 


— 


Syphil is 


103 


— 


.. 


-» 


2 


9 


57 


35 


— 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


6 


-„ 


-«. 


— 


1 


1 


1 


3 


„ 


Whooping cough 


8 


5 


8 














Other communicable diseases 


8 


— 


_» 


— 


1 


3 


1 


3 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


358 


68 


90 


8 


2 


22 


52 


184 


— 


Influenza 


55 


4 


8 


1 


— 


2 


5 


39 


— 


Pneumonia 


303 


64 


82 


7 


2 


20 


47 


145 


-- 


Tuberculosis -all forms 


166 


— 


1 


2 


10 


^3 


65 


*5 


— 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


154 


-- 


— 


2 


9 


40 


62 


41 


-- 


Accidents -all forms 


764 


22 


48 


47 


102 


123 


115 


329 


-_ 


Motor vehicle 


245 


1 


10 


23 


71 


54 


48 


39 


.— 


Home 


293 


19 


& 


7 


1 


13 


22 


216 


™ 


Occupational 


72 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


9 


30 


16 


17 


— 


Public 


154 


2 


4 


17 


21 


26 


29 


57 


— 


Cancer 


1,492 


— 


4 


4 


4 


98 


510 


872 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


1,183 


1 


5 


5 


1 


16 


240 


916 


; — 


Diabetes 


300 








4 


17 


85 


194 


— 


Diseases of digestive system 


445 


32 


39 


8 


10 


41 


150 


197 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


94 




-_ 


1 


— 


9 


38 


46 


. — 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


41 


26 


31 


1 


2 


— 


1 


6 


— 


Goiter 


22 








1 


1 


9 


11 


— 


Heart disease 


3,861 


5 


. 8 


3 


9 1 


91 


836 


2,914 


— 


Coronary 


1,246 


1 


1 


— 


1 


36 


411 


797 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


204 


— 


— 


1 


4 


15 


49 


135 


— 


Homicide 


20 


1 


2 


— 


4 


9 


5 


— 


«»*■ 


Nephritis 


754 


— 


— 


3 


4 


25 


128 


593 


1 


Prostatic disease 


88 












4 


84 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


7 


— 


«■»*» 


3 


1 


3 


__ 


-- 


-- 


Suicide 


126 


XXX 


XXX 




11 


22 


59 


3* 


— 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


802 


39 


57 


16 


19 


52 


168 


489 


1 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


68 


3 


5 


2 


3 


16 


14 

1 


_ 26 


2 



Central Area (Region h)--l9*u population. Total 1,331,179; Urban 531,587; Rural 779,588. Counties: Maw, Brown, Calhoun, Caaa, Chanrn1?n, ?!:rlotlan, Clark, Colea, 
Cumberland, DoVltt, Douglas, Edgar, Fort, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderaon. Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Livingston, Logan, MsDoiiouirh . Kv<-o, Ka.--.on, Macoupin, 
Marshall, Haaon, Msnard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike. Sangaaon, Schuyler. Seott, Shelby, Stark, Vermilion, Wars-en, and Woodford. 



10 



TABLE VII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF T HE EA ST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



65 yrs 
& over 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goiter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



2,733 

2,473 

152 
9 

39 

1 



33 



2 
2 
88 
19 
69 
67 
65 

186 
45 
77 
14 
50 

316 

282 
74 

124 

28 

18 

7 

915 

225 
36 
18 

147 

14 

1 

34 

211 
49 



205 
190 
147 



15 
2 

13 



10 



16 
14 



XXX 

13 

2 



223 
203 

149 
xxx 

3 

1 



1 
1 



16 
2 

14 

1 
1 

12 



11 
XXX 

1 

2 
1 

19 
16 



16 
4 



19 
17 



63 
50 



206 
180 

3 
4 



7a 

700 



19 



8 



1? 



11 

1 

10 
2 



4 
4 

28 

16 

1 

1 

10 

1 

2 
3 



1 

7 

1 

6 

22 

22 

23 
12 

5 
2 
4 

27 
6 

3 
9 
2 



37 
10 

9 
10 

9 



11 

15 
11 



1 

27 
5 

22 

30 
30 

37 

13 

7 

7 

10 

124 

72 

27 

43 
16 

1 

5 

26o 

102 

12 

2 

36 
2 
1 

15 

51 
13 



1,457 
1,322 

XXX 



38 

11 

27 

10 
8 

75 
4 

52 
4 

15 

161 

201 

42 

50 

10 

1 

2 

615 

113 

14 

1 

100 
12 

8 

121 
14 






Beet St. Louie Metropolitan Area (Region 5) --19kO population) Total 516, 2V8; Urban 213,17?; Rural 103,07) 

Counties: Medloon and St. Clair. 
(See masthead for nap of State by Regions.) 



11 



TABLE VIII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, 
FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1947 
(Does not Include deaths of Illinois r©8l&»nts dying outside the Strvto) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-34 


65 yrs. 


■■ 

Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


5t over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


5,620 


375 


428 


59 


122 


402 


1,310 


3,295 


4 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


5,091 


3^7 


393 


48 


108 


361 


1,223 


2,956 


2 


Diseases of infancy 


259 


252 


256 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


__ 


Maternal causes 


21 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


6 


14 


1 


XXX 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


68 


10 


16 


3 


3 


14 


24 


8 


__ 


Diphtheria 


2 


-- 


2 










— 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


3 


2 


3 














Encephalitis 


3 


-* 


1 


„„ 


1 


1 


— 


■*« 


— 


Meas 1 es 


1 




__ 


1 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


Meningitis 


1 


„„ 


_- 


1 


«,_ 


-_ 


.._ 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


1 


1 


_„ 


-- 


~_ 


-- 


-- 


— 


Scarlet fever 


.,_ 


-m, 


— _ 


__ 


— a 


— •• 


.» _ 


mm mm 


^ ^ 


Syphilis 


44 


1 


1 


_. 


«■» 


12 


24 


7 


«._ 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


1 


«*>e» 


-- 


„,_ 


1 


-m. 


__ 




_- 


Whooping cough 


6 


5 


6 


__ 


.. 


-« 


•a. 


__ 


__ 


Other communicable diseases 


6 


1 


2 


1 


1 


1 


-_ 


1 


_. 


Acute respiratory diseases 


197 


38 


41 


3 


3 


15 


24 


111 


-_ 


Influenza 


51 


4 


5 


-- 




3 


4 


39 


-- 


Pneumonia 


146 


3^ 


36 


3 


3 


12 


20 


72 


-- 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


153 


3 


4 




10 


41 


52 


46 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


146 


1 


1 


— 


10 


40 


50 


45 


— 


Accidents - all forms 


526 


8 


27 


30 


62 


104 


158 


145 


„«. 


Motor vehicle 


112 


3 


7 


7 


31 


24 


23 


20 


-- 


Home 


127 


5 


16 


7 


3 


5 


15 


81 


— 


Occupational 


199 


XXX 


XXX 


„_ 


12 


58 


110 


19 


— 


Public 


88 


„_ 


4 


16 


16 


17 


10 


25 


-- 


Cancer 


651 


._ 


2 


1 


4 


46 


227 


371 


-- 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


550 


1 


2 




1 


14 


108 


425 


-- 


Diabetes 


145 


-- 


-- 




2 


6 


43 


94 


~ 


Diseases of digestive system 


218 


32 


40 


4 


4 


20 


69 


81 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


46 










6 


18 


22 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


29 


21 


25 


_- 


_„ 


1 


__ 


3 


_. 


Goiter 


8 








1 


1 


2 


4 


_- 


Heart disease 


1,850 


1 


1 


2 


3 


52 


419 


1,371 


2 


Coronary 


482 


1 


1 


— 


1 


19 


162 


299 


-- 


Chronic rheumatic 


102 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


9 


22 


68 


-- 


Homicide 


11 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


5 


3 


-- 


-- 


Nephritis 


331 


1 


2 


1 


2 


12 


70 


244 


_• 


Prostatic disease 


4o 


— 








1 


3 


36 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


3 


__ 


1 


1 


_. 


1 






__ 


Suicide 


60 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


4 


14 


20 


20 


— 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


501 


25 


32 


11 


14 


35 


82 


325 


2 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


28 


3 


3 


-- 


. 


6 


5 

1 


14 J 


-- 



Southern Area (Region 6)--l9ltO population: Total 723, OkJ; Urban 228,885; Rural UoU,l62. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Cravford, Bdwrde, «fflngh«, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Haadlton, Hardin, Jacreon, Jaaper. Jefferson, Johnaon 
Lavrence, Marlon, Maasac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaekl, Randolph, Rlehland, 8allne, Union, Wabaah, Vaehlngton, Wayne, White, and Vllllaaaon. 



INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA 

One need only glance at the graph of pneu- 
monia and influenza cases and deaths on this page 
to realize the extent of the achievements made in 
the prevention of deaths from these causes. The 
explosive pandemic of 1918-1919 took an estimated 
55,000 lives in Illinois. During the period of 1921- 
1929, pneumonia and influenza caused an average 
of 125.9 deaths per 100,000 population. This was 
reduced to an average of 45.7 deaths per 100,000 
population during the period from 1940-1946. 

The impact of pneumonia is illustrated by the 



charts on this page. Less than seven per cent of 
deaths at a g e five or older are caused by pneu- 
monia. However, the disease accounts for about 
sixteen per cent of the deaths among one-to-four 
year old children and ten per cent of baby deaths. 
Of course, most pneumonia deaths occur at the 
older ages. Of the 5,707 deaths from pneumonia 
occurring in 1945 and 1946, 2 6.4 per cent were 
among persons between forty-five and sixty-four 
years of age while 36.6 per cent were among per- 
sons over sixty-four years of age. Thus the major 
problem in pneumonia cpntrol is concentrated in 
the very young and the aged. 

PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA IN ILLINOIS, 1920-1946 



DISTRIBUTION OF PNEUMONIA DEATHS BY AGE 
OVER THE TWO YEAR PERIOD 1945 - 1946 




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#&M7# STATISTICS BULLETIN 



State of Illinois 
Dwight M* Green 
Governor 




Department of Public Health 
Roland R. Cross, M, D* 
Director 



Division of Vital Statistics <& Records* ** 0. iC. Sagen, Ph.D., Chief 



1947 Series, No. 4 



Springfield, Illinois 



June 23, 1948 



THE 



H E A L T H 



RECORD 



FOR 



19 4 7 



than girls were born, 
cent of the total. The 



ANNUAL BIRTH RATE HIGHEST EVER 

In 1947 there were 23.4 live births for every 
1,000 persons. This is the highest rate attained in 
Illinois for any single year and is two per thousand 
above the previous high mark established in 1946. 
Despite this, October, 1946 still holds the record 
for a single month when a rate of 26.7 was estab- 
lished. The great birth boom has been slowly fall- 
ing off from that record month and all indications 
show that a gradual lowering of the birth rate will 
continue throughout 1948. 

As usual, more boys 
male births being 51.4 per 
racial distribution 
of births was 92.2 
per cent white, 7.6 
per cent negro, and 
0.2 per cent other 
races. About 94 
per cent of all the 
babies were born in 
hospitals. Only 3 
out of every thou- 
sand babies were 
attended at birth by 
a midwife o r other 
non-medical prac - 
titioner. 



LIVE 
BIRTHS 



15,000 



10,000 



5,000 



LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN EACH MONTH 





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1946 



1947 



POPULATION GROWS AS DEATH RATE 
REMAINS STEADY 

Although there were almost four thousand 
more deaths in 1947 than in 1946, the general 
death rate remained practically unchanged in ris- 
ing from 11.0 to 11.2 per thousand inhabitants. The 
death rate remained so steady because the state's 
population at midyear 1947 was estimated to be 192 
thousand greater than at midyear 1946. While a 
considerable part of this apparent increase repre- 
sents the return of people from the armed services, 
the greatest part is due to the great rate at which 
births out-strip deaths. During the calendar year 

1 947 births ex- 
ceeded deaths by 
almost 100, 000, an- 
other new record. 
The course of popu- 
lation growth and 
how it has been af- 
fected by births and 
deaths is demon- 
strated by the chart 
on the back page of 
this bulletin. 

Mortality 
among whites ac- 
counted for 92 



LIVE 
BIRTHS 



6,000 



10,000 



5,000 



1948 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

PROVISIONAL VITAL STATISTICS FOR 1947 1-12 

Table I Livebirths, Stillbirths, and Deaths from All Causes by Place of Occurrence, 1947 5 

Table II Deaths in Illinois, 1947 „ 6 

Table III Deaths among Residents of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, 1947 7 

Table IV Deaths among Residents of the Northern Area, 1947 8 

Table V Deaths among Residents of the Peoria Metropolitan Area, 1947. . . . , 9 

Table VI Deaths among Residents of the Central Area, 1947 10 

Table VII Deaths among Residents of the East St. Louis Metropolitan Area, 1947 11 

Table VIII Deaths among Residents of the Southern Area, 1947 12 

HEALTH TRENDS IN ILLINOIS, 1921 — 1947 13-20 

Selected Causes of Death and the Communicable Diseases of Major Importance in Public Health 

Table IX Number of Deaths and Reported Cases 14-15 

Table X Mortality and Morbidity Rates 18-19 



percent of all deaths. Preponderantlymore deaths 
occurred among males than females as 57.2 per 
cent of all deaths were male. 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1947 

23.4 
11.2 



1946 

21.3 

11.0 



Note: Rates are based on estimates of Illinois' population as follows: July 1, 
1947-8,221,000; July 1, 1946-8,028,453. 



MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY 
AT NEW LOW 

In 1947 there were only ten deaths from mat- 
ernal causes for every ten thousand new babies. 
This represents significant p r o g r e s s over 1946 
with its thirteen per ten thousand and almost a 
miracle of improvement over the seventy maternal 
deaths for every ten thousand births in 1921. Re- 
cent progress has been based on the decrease in 
deaths from both puerperal septicemia and toxemia. 

Both fetal and infant mortality declined to new 
low levels in 1947. The gains made in the saving of 
infant lives, however, were confined to the causes 
of death that account for the minor portion of infant 
mortality. The death rate from premature birth, 
the major cause of infant death, while a little lower 
in 1947 than in 1946, was still above the 1944 low 
of 9.4 per thousand live births. Mortality from 
diarrhea and enteritis dropped to 2.7 per hundred 
thousand population in 1947, thus continuing its de- 
cline of recent years. 

TABLE B - FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES 



Per 


1,000 


live 


airths 


1947 


1946 


18.9 


21.3 


21.7 


22.9 


28.8 


30.2 


10.2 


11.4 


1.0 


1.3 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA UP 
TUBERCULOSIS DOWN 

Although influenza and pneumonia mortality 
was high during the outbreak in the spring of 1947, 
the mortality experience for the remainder of the 
year was very favorable. For 1947 as a whole, the 
combined rate for the two diseases was 39.9 deaths 
per hundred thousand inhabitants as compared to 
37.8 in 1946. Provisional nati ona 1 statistics on 
influenza and pneumonia showthat Illinois was more 
fortunate than the U. S. as a whole. The national 
combined rate was 44.4 deaths per hundred thou- 
sand population in 1947 and 46.6 in 1946. 

Tuberculosis mortality reached another new 
all time low in its steady decline. The 33.7 tuber- 
culosis deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants in 
1947, as compared with 81.5 in 1921, is testimony 
to the unremitting effort at controlling tuberculosis. 



Pulmonary tuberculosis was responsible for 92 per 
cent of the 2,770 deaths from all forms of tuber- 
culosis r e c o r d e d in 1947. There were twice as 
many deaths from tuberculosis among males as 
among females in 1947. 

REDUCTION IN MORTALITY FROM 
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE 

The downward trend of mortality from com- 
municable diseases in general, maintained over so 
many years, was continued in 1947. Mortality from 
some of the diseases that took a heavy toll of lives 
in the past has now become almost negligible in a 
numerical sense. For the ninth successive year in 
Illinois there was no death from smallpox. There 
was only one death from scarlet fever in 1947 as 
compared to ten in 1946 and twenty-seven in 1945. 
There were only seven deaths from tetanus in 1947 
as compared to twenty-eight in 1940 and fifty-six 
in 1931. 

We are not, however, making full use of the 
knowledge gained in the prevention of deaths from 
communicable di s e a s fe . There were forty-one 
deaths from whooping cough in 1947 as compared to 
thirty in 1946. Forty of these forty-one deaths oc- 
curred among children under five years of age, a 
sad commentary on the failure to immunize all 
babies against this disease. 

Mortality from poliomyelitis in 1947 was 0.3 
per hundred thousand population, a normal rate for 
a non-epidemic year. There were only 26 deaths 
from polio in 1947 as compared to 171 deaths re- 
corded during the severe outbreak of this disease 
in 1946. 

The total diphtheria death rate of 0.1 per 
hundred thousand population in 1947 is apparently 
favorable. Even more so is the fact that only seven 
deaths in 1947, as comparedto fifteen in 1946, were 
caused by diphtheria among children under 15 years 
of age. But disturbingly many deaths from diph- 
theria occur among adults. In 1946 di phth e r ia 
caused sixteen adult deaths and in 1947 took five 
adult lives; a very high proportion of total diph- 
theria mortality that has not been matched in pre- 
vious experience. 

Undiilant fever mortality was sharply higher 
in 1947. There were five deaths in 1947 as com- 
pared to one death in 1946 and three in 1945. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES 







Deaths 


per 




Cause 


100 thousand 
inhabitants 






1947 


1946 


1. 


HEART DISEASE 


416.3 


391.4 


2. 


CANCER 


163.5 


160.8 


3. 


CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE* 


90.2 


87.9 


4. 


ALL ACCIDENTS 


70.3 


69.0 


5. 


NEPHRITIS 


63.7 


69.7 


6. 


INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA 


39.9 


37.8 


7. 


TUBERCULOSIS 


33.7 


36.8 


8. 


DIABETES 


33.3 


31.7 


9. 


PREMATURE BIRTH 


23.8 


24.3 


10. 


ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 


17.4 


19.0 



♦Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 



HEART DISEASE AND CANCER DEATHS 
CONTINUE TO RISE 



ACCIDENT MORTALITY LEVELING OFF 
HOMICIDE DOWN 



The diseases characteristic of the older ages 
continue to take a heavier toll of lives as more and 
more of our population attains the older ages. Mor- 
tality from heart disease rose to a new all time 
high of 416 deaths per hundred thousand population 
in 1947. This represents an increase of 6.4 per 
cent over the rate of 391 in 1946. Comparison with 
the 1946 rate, however, tends to exaggerate the 
picture somewhat due to the especially favorable 
mortality experience in Illinois during 1946. The 
391 deaths per hundred thousand population in 1946 
was decidedly lower than the rate of 413 in 1945 
and 402 per hundred thousand population in 1944. 
The mortality experience from heart disea sein 
Illinois parallels that of the nation. Provisional 
rates obtained from a ten per cent sample of death 
certificates in the United States show that for the 
nation as a whole there were 322 deaths from 
heart disease per hundred thousand population in 
1947 as compared to 312 in 1946 and 322 in 1945. 
Most of the increase in heart disease mortality in 
Illinois was due to the greater number of deaths 
from diseases of the coronary arteries and angina 
pectoris, and to the chronic heart conditions other 
than chronic rheumatic heart disease. 

Although cancer mortality was higher in 1947 
than in 1946, it was below the rate of 166.6 per 
hundred thousand population for 1945. Cancer of 
the digestive organs accounted for 46 per cent of 
all cancer deaths in 1947, while cancer of the fe- 
male genital organs accounted for 12 per cent, and 
cancer of the breast was responsible for 9 per cent 
of all cancer deaths. 

Diabetes mortality at 33.3 deaths per hundred 
thousand population was also higher in 1947 than in 
1946 but below the 1945 high. Although the number 
of deaths from diabetes has been increasing since 
1940, the death rate has remained between a low of 
29 deaths per hundred thousand population in 1941 
and a high of 35 per hundred thousand population 
in 1945. 

Mortality from nephritis dropped to anew all 
time low of 63.7 deaths per hundred thousand pop- 
ulation in 1947, which is almost one-half of the high 
of 126.4 recorded in 1928. Nephritis is one of the 
few chronic diseases characteristic of the older 
ages for which mortality has been decreasing in 
recent years. 



The death toll from motor vehicle accidents, 
while somewhat higher in 1947 than in 1946, is still 
well below that of each year since 1930 except for 
the period of war-reduced travel from 1942 to 1945. 
The rate of 23.1 motor vehicle deaths per hundred 
thousand inhabitants for 1947 is still well below the 
32.3 for 1941 and the 33.4 high in 1937. The real 
question in the light of increasing motor vehicle 
mortality is: are we returning to a new round of 
excessively high death rates from motor vehicle 
accidents? 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS 





Numbi 


sr of 


Deaths 


per 


Cause 


deaths 


100 thousand 








inhabitants 




1947 


1946 


1947 


1946 


ALL. ACCIDENTS 


5,783 


5,537 


70.3 


69.0 


Motor vehicle 


1,900 


1,825 


23.1 


22.7 


Home accidents 


1,855 


1,779 


22.5 


22.2 


Occupational 


662 


544 


8.1 


6.8 


Public accidents 


1,366 


1,389 


16.6 


17.3 



Since suicide and homicide mortality are re- 
flections of social conditions, it is interesting to 
note the change in the mortality trend from these 
causes which occurred in 1947. Deaths from sui- 
cide and homicide took a decided drop during the 
war and then rose in 1945 and 1946 as the war drew 
to a close. However, in 1947 the death rate for 
suicide was essentially the same as in 1946 and the 
rate for homicide was somewhat lower with 5.1 per 
hundred thousand population as compared to 5.9 in 
1946. 

UNUSUAL CAUSES OF DEATH 

Among the more unusual causes of death, we 
find two deaths f rom 1 e p r o s y that occurred in 
Chicago during the year. Since 1921, the first year 
for which accurate vital records for the state are 
available, there have been six deaths from leprosy 
recorded in Illinois. In addition to the two deaths 
in 1947, one death was reported in each of the 
years, 1945, 1928, 1924, and 1922, all having oc- 
curred in Chicago. 

One death from beriberi was reported in 



TABLE E-AGE DISTRIBUTION OF LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH: ILLINOIS, 1947 



CAUSE 

Heart Disease 

Cancer 

All Accidents 

Cerebral Hemorrhage* 

N e ph r i t i s 

Pneumonia 

Tuberculosis 

Diabete s 



•Intracranial lesions of vascualr origin 



PERCENT OF 


TOTAL 


DEATHS 


FROM 


THE DISEASE 


All 


Under 


1-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-64 


65 & 


Ages 


1 yr. 


years 
0.2 


years 
0.3 


years 
4.4 


years 
32.2 


over 


100.0 


0.0 


62.9 


100.0 


0.0 


0.6 


0.6 


7.6 


42.9 


48.3 


100.0 


2.5 


8.5 


10.9 


18.4 


25.2 


34.5 


100.0 


0.1 


0.4 


0.2 


3.0 


27.4 


68.9 


100.0 


0.1 


0.6 


1.0 


6.7 


26.2 


65.4 


100.0 


17.0 


5.3 


1.0 


8.7 


27.1 


40.9 


100.0 


0.4 


2.0 


10.0 


32.3 


38.9 


16.4 


100.0 


0.0 


0.5 


0.9 


3.8 


36.6 


58.2 



1947, the first since 1943. There is reason to be- 
lieve that the figure would have been higher if the 
"beriberi heart" were better recognized. 

AGE DETERMINES THE LEADING CAUSES 

For children and young people aged 1-24 
years, the most frequent cause of death is the fatal 
accident. For people over 25, the most frequent 
cause of death is heart disease. These are the 
principal conclusions to be drawn from Tables E 
and F which show how age is related to the princi- 
pal causes of death. Heart disease and cancer are 
too often consideredto be onlya problem of old age 
just because over 90 per cent of the people who die 
from these diseases are over 45 years of age. 
Actually, 20 per cent of all deaths among persons 
aged 25 to 44 is due to heart disease even though 
less than 5 per cent of all heart deaths occur in 
these ages. For cancer we find that only 1 per cent 
of all cancer deaths is among children aged 1 to 14 
years but nevertheless, cancer accounts for 5 per 
cent of all deaths at this period of childhood. 

Over 70 per cent of those who die from tub- 
erculosis are between 25 and 65 y e a r s of age. 
However, among the young adults in the ages 15 to 
25, tuberculosis accounts for 16 per cent of all 
deaths and is second only to accidents as the most 
frequent killer. For those between 25 and 45, tub- 
erculosis ranks fourth with 12 per cent of the deaths 
at these ages. It is therefore readily apparent that 
full control of tuberculosis could prevent one out of 
every eight deaths in the productive years of life 
between 15 and 45. 

A concentration of tuberculosis control efforts 
on people under 45 appears justifiable on the basis 
of this mortality picture. Even though 39 per cent 
of all who die from tuberculosis are between 45 
and 65, the disease lacks the same primary im- 
portance at these older ages. Only 4 per cent of 
all deaths at age 45 to 65 is due to tuberculosis and 
the disease ranks only sixth in numerical impor- 
tance for that age. 

In considering the general problem of mor- 
tality, it is particularly important to note the spec- 
ial problems at the different stages of life. In in- 
fancy, mortality i s closely confined to a related 
group of causes, "the diseases peculiar to the first 
year of life" and pneumonia. At older ages, the 
causes of mortality are spread over a wide range 
whereinno cause byitself, apartfrom the firstfour 
or five, accounts for as much as four per cent of 
the total mortality in the age group. The other 
salient feature of the mortality situation is that the 
degenerative diseases a s s um e great importance 
even as immediate causes of death among young 
adults. 

Conclusions based on a consideration of the 
causes of death as related to age are confirmed by 
the general mortality trends over the last three de- 
cades. The trends shown in the last part of this 
bulletin (p. 13 and ff) sustain the conclusion that 
ever-increasing emphasis must be brought to bear 
on the degenerative diseases. While we can never 
afford to relax efforts at obtaining and maintaining 
control over the communicable diseases, we can no 
longer put exclusive emphasis on them. Any large 



scale reduction or postponement of mortality will 
have to come as the result of new success against 
fatal accidents and the degenerative diseases. 

TABLE F -FIVE PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATH 
AT EACH STAGE OF LIFE: ILLINOIS, 1947 
AGE 



ALL AGES 



CAUSE 


PER CENT 


Heart Disease 


31.7 


Cancer 


14.6 


Cerebral Hemorrhage* 


8.0 


All Accidents 


6.3 


Nephritis 


5.7 


All other causes 


33.7 



UNDER 1 YEAR 



Premature Birth 

Congenital Malformations 

Birth Injury 

Pneumonia 

Other Diseases of Infancy 

All other causes 



1-14 YEARS 



15—24 YEARS 



All Accidents 

Tuberculosis 

Heart Disease 

Homicide 

Cancer 

All other causes 



25—44 YEARS 



Heart Disease 

All Accidents 

Cancer 

Tuberculosis 

Nephritis 

All other causes 



45—64 YEARS 



65 YEARS & OVER 



100.0 



35.4 

18.0 

13.5 

9.3 

9.3 

14.5 

100.0 



All Accidents 


31.4 


Pneumonia 


10.2 


Congenital Malformations 


7.4 


Cancer 


5.5 


Tuberculosis 


3.6 


All other causes 


41.9 



100.0 



36.5 

16.1 

6.3 

4.4 

4.4 

32.3 

100.0 



20.3 
14.3 
13.7 
12.0 
4.7 
35.0 
100.0 



Heart Disease 


38.2 


Cancer 


20.0 


Cerebral Hemorrhage* 


7.0 


All Accidents 


5.1 


Nephritis 


4.8 


All other causes 


24.9 



100.0 



Heart Disease 


45.6 


Cancer 


13.7 


Cerebral Hemorrhage* 


10.8 


Nephritis 


7.3 


All Accidents 


4.2 


All other causes 


18.4 



100.0 



♦Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 



TABLE I LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS PROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OP 

OCCURRENCE, 1947 





♦Estimated 


Live 


Still- 






♦Estimated 


Live 


Still- 




County 


Population 


Births 


births 


Deaths 


County 


Population 


Births 


births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,221,000 


192,248 


3,627 


92,362 


LaSalle 


101,005 


2,534 


46 


1,140 


Chicago 


3,583,088 


82,694 


1,648 


39,157 


Lawrence 

T.AA 


21,262 
35,251 
39,212 


175 
752 

755 
652 


1 
11 


175 
481 


Downstate 


1*,637,912 


109,554 


1,979 


53,205 


JUwv 

Livingston 


16 


438 


Adams 


67,157 


1,727 


32 


931 


Logan 


30,021 


15 


469 


Alexander 


26,326 


854 


30 


359 


McDonough 


27,315 


694 


21 


369 


Bond 


14,573 


35 




93 


McHenry 


37,990 


788 


3 


435 


Boone 


15,435 


437 


10 


232 


McLean 


75,831 


2,097 


24 


870 


Brown 


7,973 


35 




75 


Macon 


88,061 


2,784 


46 


1,030 


Bureau 


38,159 


923 


17 


441 


Macoupin 


47,379 


344 


8 


353 


Calhoun 


8,022 


87 


3 


53 


Madison 


155,870 


4,252 


86 


1,836 


Carroll 


18,176 


362 


5 


181 


Marion 


49,128 


1,228 


36 


456 


Cass 


16,710 


379 


7 


157 


Marshall 


13,263 


23 


— 


99 


Champaign 


72,605 


2,485 


37 


785 


Mason 


15,525 


52 


1 


107 


Christian 


39,352 


926 


15 


351 


Massac 


15,163 


269 


6 


192 


Clark 


18,789 


93 


1 


144 


Menard 


10,703 


38 


««• 


68 


Clay 


18,985 


151 


2 


107 


Mercer 


17,755 


19 


1 


90 


Clinton 


23,213 


391 


11 


193 


Monroe 


12,745 


14 


— 


83 


Coles 


39,520 


1,150 


35 


441 


Montgomery 


35,075 


979 


20 


502 


Cook 


4,283,92* 


100,549 


1,924 


47,894 


Morgan 


37,273 


845 


24 


822 


Crawford 


21,513 


48q 


9 


223 


Moultrie 


13,490 


45 


«»«* 


75 


Cumberland 


11,522 


66 


1 


.81 


Ogle 


30,133 


355 


7 


269 


DeKalb 


35,078 


1,075 


19 


449 


Peoria 


160,429 


5,210 


92 


2,169 


DeWitt 


18,498 


248 


3 


177 


Perry 


23,924 


643 


11 


279 


Douglas 


17,770 


430 


3 


178 


Piatt 


14,737 


182 


2 


113 


DuPage 


108,324 


1,911 


34 


1,005 


Pike 


25,311 


391 


4 


241 


Edgar 


24,692 


496 


9 


277 


Pope 


7,813 


69 


4 


69 


Edwards 


9,003 


72 


4 


67 


Pulaski 


16,059 


163 


U 


123 


Effingham 


22,180 


946 


12 


289 


Putnam 


5,321 


4 


— 


32 


Fayette 


29,070 


589 


12 


285 


Randolph 


34,356 


697 


11 


347 


Ford 


15,089 


261 


1 


144 


Richland 


17,273 


659 


14 


270 


Franklin 


54,900 


495 


8 


428 


Rock Island 


118,692 


3,316 


48 


1,545 


Fulton 


45,401 


933 


18 


443 


St. Clair 


175,151 


4,428 


98 


1,962 


Gallatin 


11,395 


152 


4 


84 


Saline 


39,076 


1,032 


16 


424 


Greene 


20,431 


548 


11 


183 


Sangamon 


122,521 


3,435 


65 


1,611 


Grundy 


18,720 


397 


3 


171 


Schuyler 


11,330 


128 


1 


113 


Hamilton 


13,149 
26,533 


247 


3 


126 


Scott 


8,165 


24 


— 




Hancock 


223 


3 


232 


Shelby 


26,l4l 


420 


6 


208 


Hardin 


7,698 


161 


10 


71 


Stark 


8,863 


9 


1 


50 


Henderson 


8,953 


22 


— 


35 


Stephenson 


41,643 


1,320 


23 


528 


Henry 


44,747 


1,110 


23 


489 


Tazewell 


60,324 


1,016 


29 


434 


Iroquois 


32,450 


592 


11 


284 


Union 


21,582 


480 


8 


478 


Jackson 


38,753 


1,133 


28 


392 


Vermilion 


89,821 


2,205 


22 


1,188 


Jasper 


13,138 


58 


1 


94 


Wabash 


13,960 


185 


2 


107 


Jefferson 


34,783 


1,084 


21 


338 


Warren 


21,533 


648 


6 


261 


Jersey 


13,725 


124 


1 


99 


Washington 


15,711 


52 


2 


220 


Jo Daviess 


20,116 


100 


1 


163 


Wayne 


21,724 


261 


5 


161 


Johnson 


10,513 


137 


3 


112 


White 


20,081 


239 


1 


183 


Kane 


136,076 


4,896 


91 


2,162 


Whiteside 


44,385 


1,100 


26 


481 


Kankakee 
Kendall 


62,919 
11,097 


1,596 

3 


35 


1,476 
59 


Will 
Williamson 


118,876 
53,044 


2,913 
1,247 


50 
32 


1,276 
591 


Knox 


53,842 


1,362 


21 


597 


Winnebago 


126,755 


3,768 


67 


S 3 ? 3 


Lake 


126,774 


3,742 


65 


.1,334. 


Woodford 


19,178 


37-J 


1 



* Estimated population as of July 1, 1947* 



TABLE II DEATHS IN ILLINOIS, 19*7 
(All occurrences within the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-54 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


St over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


92,362 


5,5*1 


6,363 


7*0 


1,722 


7,*65 


28,826 


*7,239 


7 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


86,555 


5,2*9 


5,915 


622 


1,536 


6,780 


27,3*8 


**,3*9 


5 


Diseases of infancy 


4,423 


^,217 


*,306 


27 


26 


32 


28 


4 


«■«• 


Maternal causes 


200 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5* 


1*3 


3 


«•«» 


•■»«• 


Communicable diseases, total 


956 


66 


11* 


30 


29 


130 


**6 


206 


1 


Diphtheria 


12 


— 


* 


3 


3 


1 


1 


— 


— 


Dysentery - all forms 


22 


6 


13 


— 


•• 


1 


5 


3 


— 


Encephalitis 


24 


— 


1 


2 


* 


6 


8 


3 


— 


Measles 


9 


2 


5 


2 


1 


— 


-• 


1 


— 


Meningitis 


45 


13 


22 


5 


— 


4 


11 


3 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


26 


2 


7 


10 


6 


3 


— 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


1 










1 


— 


— • 


— 


Syphilis 


676 


8 


9 


1 


9 


90 


398 


168 


1 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


10 


— 


— 


1 


3 


1 


1 


* 


•*»*■» 


Whooping cough 


41 


31 


*0 


1 












Other communicable diseases 


90 


* 


13 


5 


3 


23 


22 


24 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


3,279 


53* 


668 


*5 


36 


279 


860 


1,391 


• ■» 


Influenza 


21* 


19 


31 


7 


5 


15 


37 


149 


— 


Pneumonia 


3,035 


515 


637 


38 


31 


26k 


823 


1,242 





Tuberculosis - all forms 


2,770 


12 


*2 


26 


277 


893 


1,078 


*5* 


■»*■ 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2,557 


* 


15 


16 


245 


833 


1,023 


425 


-"■ 


Accidents -all forms 


5,783 


1*6 


3*8 


288 


629 


1,065 


1,*59 


1,993 


1 


Motor vehicle 


1,900 


8 


58 


121 


378 


4*7 


526 


370 


mm 


Home 


1,855 


123 


235 


56 


*0 


1*0 


255 


1,129 


— 


Occupational 


662 


■UTT 


TT 


2 


56 


235 


285 


84 


— 


Public 


1,366 


15 


55 


109 


155 


2*3 


393 


410 


1 


Cancer 


13,441 


6 


*0 


52 


75 


1,022 


5,767 


6,485 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


7,419 


10 


28 


11 


15 


225 


2,028 


5,112 


mm 


Diabetes 


2,735 


1 


5 


10 


25 


10* 


1,001 


1,590 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


3,915 


230 


302 


5* 


72 


507 


1,610 


1,370 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1,158 


6 


9 


3 


— 


183 


616 


3*7 


— 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


226 


151 


178 


2 


* 


8 


11 


23 


»*» 


Goi ter 


177 








* 


20 


82 


71 


— 


Heart disease 


3*,225 


12 


28 


37 


108 


1,512 


11,019 


21,519 


2 


Coronary 


8,*12 


2 


2 


-. 


11 


*33 


3,622 


*,3** 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,624 


mm 


3 


20 


52 


289 


591 


669 


— 


Homicide 


*19 


11 


1* 


* 


76 


226 


87 


12 


— 


Nephritis 


5,235 


3 


18 


18 


50 


351 


1,372 


3,*25 


1 


Prostatic disease 


577 










2 


70 


505 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


*7 


1 


2 


15 


7 


16 


5 


2 


«•» 


Suicide 


95^ 


XXX 


XXX 


5 


53 


253 


*33 


210 


*■«•» 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


5,730 


291 


*** 


116 


177 


657 


1,*59 


2,875 


2 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


77 


1 


* 


2 


9 


28 


19 


15 


™ — 



8TATI--19»0 population: Total 7,897,2*1; Urban 5,809,650; Rural 2,087,591. 
For a detailed dlaousslon of the 6 principal geographic Regions of the State aee Bevlav of Illinole Health Statistics Ho. 1, "Suonary or Births, Deaths, and 
Coasunloahle Diseases for Principal Areas of the Stat* by Ooourrano* and Residence I9»l-l9aa." 



TABU III DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, 1947 
(Does got include deaths of Illinois residents dying out aide the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-84 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


52,423 


3,045 


3,472 


389 


904 


4,751 


19,096 


23,808 


3 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


49,702 


2,884 


3,228 


329 


803 


4,365 


18,251 


22,723 


3 


Diseases of infancy 


2,1*7 


2,338 


2,380 


12 


14 


16 


22 


3 


-_ 


Maternal causes 


100 


zxz 


ZXZ 


— 


23 


76 


1 




— 


Communicable diseases, total 


419 


27 


46 


15 


16 


55 


221 


66 


__ 


Diphtheria 


5 








3 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


Dysentery - all forms 


5 


2 


3 


— 




1 


1 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis 


10 


-- 




1 


1 


4 


4 


_. 


.. 


Measles 


4 


2 


4 














Meningitis 


37 


7 


16 


4 


»- 


3 


11 


3 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


15 


1 


3 


6 


5 


1 


*»• 




-- 


Scarlet fever 




















Syphilis 


285 


5 


5 


<* mm 


5 


32 


191 


52 


— 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


2 








1 




-- 


1 


— 


Whooping cough 


9 


8 


9 














Other communicable diseases 


47 


2 


6 


4 


1 


13 


13 


10 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


1,936 


308 


375 


24 


18 


191 


633 


695 


— 


Influenza 


53 


5 


9 


5 


2 


4 


14 


19 


— 


Pneumonia 


1,883 


303 


366 


19 


16 


187 


619 


676 


— 


Tuberculosis - all forms 


1,909 


9 


33 


22 


217 


659 


751 


227 


— 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,752 


3 


11 


12 


I89 


613 


712 


215 


-- 


Accidents -all forms 


2,693 


67 


163 


138 


213 


488 


822 


868 


1 


Motor vehicle 


882 


— 


26 


63 


115 


187 


300 


191 


•»*«■ 


Home 


849 


61 


116 


29 


23 


86 


151 


444 


— 


Occupational 


217 


zxx 


zzz 


1 


15 


79 


100 


22 


— 


Public 


745 


6 


21 


45 


60 


136 


271 


211 


1 


Cancer 


8,169 


3 


22 


32 


52 


662 


3,816 


3,585 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


3,528 


6 


15 


5 


8 


151 


1,207 


2,142 


— 


Diabetes 


l,68o 


— 


4 


6 


9 


56 


684 


921 


— 


Diseases of digestive system 


2,269 


113 


153 


28 


42 


321 


1,057 


668 


■»•» 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


813 


6 


9 


1 


— 


135 


470 


198 


— 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


97 


69 


79 


1 


1 


4 


6 


6 


— 


Goiter 


111 








2 


14 


55 


40 


— 


Heart disease 


20,523 


3 


13 


25 


76 


1,122 


7,724 


11,561 


2 


Coronary 


4,196 








7 


288 


2,121 


1,780 


«•>«■ 


Chronic rheumatic 


925 


— 


2 


14 


37 


215 


396 


261 


— 


Homicide 


312 


9 


11 


3 


54 


171 


63 


10 


— 


Nephritis 


2,808 


— 


12 


6 


30 


247 


901 


1,612 


— 


Prostatic disease 


288 










1 


48 


239 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


28 


1 


1 


11 


5 


9 


2 




— 


Suicide 


482 


zxz 


zzz 


2 


24 


126 


244 


86 


— 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


2,688 


161 


243 


59 


94 


375 


838 


1,079 


_. 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


33 


— 


1 


1 


7 


11 


7 

> 


6 


— 



Chleigo Metropolitan Ares (Region l)--19 1 W population: 

Countloa: Cook, ftiPage, tana, Lake, and Will. 
(Sea anathoad for asp of State by Regions . ) 



Total U,532.332; "rt«n U, 256,601; Rural 275, 751. 



8 



TABU I? DEATHS AMOHG RESHHEHTS OP THE HOBTHKBH AREA, 1947 
(Does not Include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-84 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


9,873 


592 


710 


88 


175 


667 


2,1*41 


5,792 


— 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


9,183 


571 


666 


69 


157 


567 


2,294 


5,430 


— 


Diseases of infancy 


508 


476 


494 


2 


5 


4 


3 


— 


— 


Maternal causes 


21 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


* 


17 


•" 


-— 


-" 


Communicable diseases, total 


l64 


12 


17 


5 


4 


23 


74 


41 


•»• 


Diphtheria 


2 


mm 


— 


2 








— 


e»OB 


Dysentery - all forms 


3 












2 


1 


W«B 


Encephalitis 


4 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


— 


— 


— 


Measles 




















Meningitis 


5 


5 


5 












— 


Poliomyelitis 


3 


— 


mm 


1 


1 


1 


— 


— 


•• 


Scarlet fever 




















Syphilis 


123 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


18 


68 


3> 


mm 


Typhoid <£ paratyphoid fever 




















Whooping cough 


8 


7 


8 














Other communicable diseases 


16 


— 


3 


«•«■ 


— 


3 


4 


6 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases 


365 


iH 


69 


5 


8 


21 


70 


192 


mm 


Influenza 


36 


1 


4 


1 


1 


2 


7 


21 


M 


Pneumonia 


329 


4o 


65 


4 


7 


19 


63 


171 


— 


Tuberculosis -all forms 


264 


— 


1 


2 


16 


65 


105 


75 


— 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


245 


— 


1 


2 


16 


62 


95 


69 


-" 


Accidents -all forms 


666 


18 


45 


33 


85 


98 


130 


275 


— 


Motor vehicle 


26k 


2 


6 


13 


48 


48 


45 


44 


— 


Home 


239 


13 


21 


6 


5 


13 


32 


162 


— 


Occupational 


58 




XXX 


1 


9 


12 


22 


14 


— 


Public 


165 


3 


18 


13 


23 


25 


31 


55 


— 


Cancer 


1,312 


2 


4 


6 


6 


90 


469 


737 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


900 


1 


4 


— 


4 


19 


189 


684 


«■«» 


Diabetes 


292 


1 


1 


2 


2 


12 


80 


195 


— 


Diseases of digestive system 


k2k 


19 


29 


10 


7 


60 


146 


172 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


80 


— 


— 


1 


— 


15 


31 


33 


••«■ 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


23 


12 


16 


— •» 


1 


2 


1 


3 


imm 


Goiter 


17 










1 


7 


9 


-• 


Heart disease 


3,559 


1 


2 


2 


7 


93 


852 


2,603 


— 


Coronary 


1,175 








2 


35 


421 


717 


-" 


Chronic rheumatic 


167 


— 


mm 


2 


3 


17 


47 


98 


«•«» 


Homicide 


10 










6 


3 


1 


*mm 


Nephritis 


501 


— 


— 


2 


5 


27 


112 


355 


mm 


Prostatic disease 


70 












7 


63 


•• 


Rheumatic fever 


4 


•»«• 


— • 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


™™ 


Suicide 


106 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


30 


45 


27 


™™ 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


677 


21 


44 


18 


17 


96 

* 


144 


358 
4 


— 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


13 


•»•» 


m f 


1 


1 


4 


3 





»orth»rn Area (Region 2/--19k0 population: Total 788,705; Orban V20.191; Sural }62,512. 

Countloo: Boon*, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Oninny, Bout, Jo DBTleas, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, 
and Winnebago. 



Lee, NeBenry, Ogle, Putnam, Rook Ialand, Stepheneon, VhlteelOe, 



TABLE V DEATHS AMOHG RESIDENTS OF TEE PEORIA METROPOLITAH AREA, 19Vf. 
(Does not Include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside tbe State) 



Total 



Under 
1 yr. 



0-4 
yrs. 



5-14 
yrs. 



15-24 
yrs. 



25-44 
yrs. 



45-34 
yrs. 



85 yrs. 
& over 



Un- 
known 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goi ter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



2,479 

2,255 

115 
7 

39 



31 



3 

2 

98 

7 

91 
52 
50 

I85 
65 
79 
Ik 

27 

327 

204 

60 

9* 

27 

4 

5 
818 

239 
79 
11 

192 
25 



23 

222 
2 



145 
132 
109 



12 

1 

11 



13 



166 
150 
HI 



14 
Ik 



kQ 

k3 

1 
2 



182 
I65 

5 
2 



653 
603 

1 

17 



1,416 
1,280 

Ik 



1 

1 



15 



3 
1 

Ik 
1 

13 



12 



XXX 

3 
2 



XXX 

16 



1 

1 



6 
3 



3 
2 



1 
1 

1 



3 
1 
2 
4 
4 

20 
15 

3 
1 

1 

1 



3 
3 
2 



1 
5 



6 

1 

5 
Ik 

13 

3* 
17 
5 
7 
5 
27 
8 

5 
9 
3 

1 

1 
32 

9 
11 

6 
11 



2k 

2k 
18 
18 

36 

16 

11 

1 

8 

122 

ko 

2k 
29 
13 

2 

237 

9k 

30 

2 

38 
3 



16 

1 



10 

k9 

1 



13 



1 
50 

k 
k6 
16 
15 

77 

11 

54 

5 

7 

173 
156 

30 
k9 
11 

1 

2 

545 

136 

3* 

139 
22 

«■«* 

7 
136 



Poorla Metropolitan Aroa (Raglon M--19VO population: Total 211,796; Urban 159.211; Rural 72,525. 

CountiM: Poorla ant Tauwcll. 
(6m auttwad for nep of Btato by Regions.) 



10 



TABLE YI DEATHS AMONG BESIDEHTS OF THE CEBTRAL AREA, 1947 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-54 


65 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


14,885 


940 


1,082 


133 


248 


813 


3,331 


9,277 


1 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


13,784 


885 


1,000 


115 


222 


737 


3,100 


8,609 


1 


Diseases of infancy 


7*3 


707 


721 


9 


4 


6 


2 


1 


— 


Maternal causes 


29 


XXX 


XXX 


m m 


9 


20 


a»« 


mm 


mm 


Communicable diseases, total 


169 


8 


18 


4 


5 


19 


71 


52 


mm 


Diphtheria 


1 


— 


-- 


1 












Dysentery - all forms 


7 


1 


5 








1 


1 


— 


Encephalitis 


4 












1 


3 


— 


Measles 


3 


— 


1 


1 


1 


— 






— 


Meningitis 


2 


1 


1 


.. 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


5 


■••i 


2 


2 


— 


1 


— 


— 


.. 


Scarlet fever 


1 










1 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


121 


— 


— 


— 


2 


11 


66 


42 


— 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


6 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


1 


3 


— 


Whooping cough 


9 


6 


9 














Other communicable diseases 


10 


w 


— 


■»•* 


1 


4 


2 


3 


.. 


Acute respiratory diseases 


466 


94 


124 


11 


2 


25 


59 


245 


-- 


Influenza 


65 


5 


9 


1 


— 


3 


5 


47 


— 


Pneumonia 


401 


89 


115 


10 


2 


22 


54 


198 


— 


Tuberculosis -all forms 


218 


— 


2 


2 


13 


57 


82 


62 


— 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


200 


— 


— 


2 


11 


52 


78 


57 


— 


Accidents - all forms 


1,046 


28 


66 


55 


128 


184 


164 


449 


_. 


Motor vehicle 


367 


2 


13 


27 


92 


91 


73 


71 


— 


Home 


380 


24 


48 


9 


2 


16 


28 


277 


— 


Occupational 


102 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


10 


45 


29 


18 


— 


Public 


197 


2 


5 


19 


24 


32 


3* 


83 


««• 


Cancer 


2,020 


1 


5 


5 


5 


121 


687 


1,197 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


1,576 


1 


5 


5 


1 


17 


3 1 ? 


1,233 


— 


Diabetes 


392 


— 


— 


— 


6 


19 


116 


251 


-»•» 


Diseases of digestive system 


605 


36 


44 


10 


10 


56 


206 


279 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


130 




• a 


1 


•!• 


15 


50 


64 


« 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


45 


28 


33 


1 


2 




2 


7 


— 


Goiter 


26 


*»*» 




— 


1 


1 


11 


13 


— 


Heart disease 


5,154 


7 


11 


6 


11 


119 


1,131 


3,876 


— 


Coronary 


1,654 


1 


1 


— 


1 


45 


541 


1,066 


w 


Chronic rheumatic 


26l 


— 


— 


1 


4 


23 


64 


169 


— 


Homicide 


30 


1 


2 


— 


7 


15 


6 


— 


— 


Nephritis 


1,021 


2 


2 


4 


7 


32 


173 


802 


1 


Prostatic disease 


107 












4 


103 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


8 


■»•» 


— 


3 


1 


4 


— 


— 


— 


Suicide 


174 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


12 


42 


73 


46 


— 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


1,089 


54 


80 


18 


26 


72 


229 


664 


— 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


12 


1 


2 


** ™ 




4 


2 


4 

._ . 


"" 



Central Area (Region U)--19iio population. Total 1,531,175; Urban 551,567; Rural 779,588. Counties: Adane,' Brovn, Calhoun. Caen, Champal^. "^rlijUan, Clark, Colee 
Cunberland, DeWltt, Douglas. Edgar, Fori, Pulton, Oreene, Hancock, Hendereon. Iroquole, Jersey, Knox, Livingston, Logan, Mcltor.ouffh. *'.*<••.-., !<ac-on, Macoupin, 
Marshall, Mason, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike. Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, VerBlllon, Warrfi.. and Wooflford. 



11 



TABLE VII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 19*7 
(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the P*ate) 



ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diseases of infancy 
Maternal causes 

Communicable diseases, total 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery - all forms 

Encephalitis 

Measles 

Meningitis 

Poliomyelitis 

Scarlet fever 

Syphil is 

Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 

Whooping cough 

Other communicable diseases 
Acute respiratory diseases 

Influenza 

Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis - all forms 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 

Accidents -all forms 

Motor vehicle 

Home 

Occupational 

Public 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Diabetes 
Diseases of digestive system 

Cirrhosis of the liver 

Diarrhea and enteritis 
Goi ter 
Heart disease 

Coronary 

Chronic rheumatic 
Homicide 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Rheumatic fever 
Suicide 

ALL OTHER CAUSES 

CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 



Total 



3,583 

3,308 

196 
10 

53 

1 



*6 



2 
3 

112 
20 
92 
89 
86 

274 
81 

107 
22 
6* 

35* 

99 

159 

37 

19 

8 

1,226 

301 

*6 

2* 

199 

15 

2 

58 

272 
3 



Under 
1 yr. 



26k 
250 
191 

zxz 



2 

1 



23 

2 
21 



Ik 

13 

1 



19 
15 



Ik 



0-4 
yrs. 



290 
269 

194 



k 

1 



25 
2 

23 

1 

1 

20 



19 



1 
2 
1 



22 
17 



21 



5-14 
yrs. 



2k 
21 



15 

k 

11 
2 



1 
1 

1 



15-24 
yrs. 



79 
72 



6 
6 

*3 
29 

1 

2 

11 

1 
2 
3 



1 

5 

1 



25-44 

yiS . 



290 

262 

k 

12 



11 



1 

10 

1 

9 

30 

29 

*3 
20 

7 
8 
8 

35 
9 
k 

12 
k 



52 
19 
10 

15 
13 



1 
17 

25 
3 



40-34 
yrs. 



998 

939 
2k 



21 



2 

31 

5 

26 

39 
39 

56 
20 

13 
8 

15 
178 

92 

60 
21 

1 

5 

3*0 

137 

17 

2 

kl 

2 

1 

2k 

59 



65 yrs 
& over 



1,901 

1,7** 
11 



11 



*6 
12 

3* 
13 
11 

97 
12 

63 

* 

18 

211 

251 

55 

62 

12 

1 

3 
830 

1*5 
17 

1 

137 
13 

1* 

157 



Un- 
known 



1 
1 



Seat St. Loula Metropolitan Area (Baglon 5)- 

Countlea: Hadlaon and St. Clair. 
( See autbead for Bap of State by Baglona . ) 



•19*0 population Total 516,2*8; Urban 21J.175; Rural 10J,075 



12 



TABLE VIII DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, 1947 
(Doe» got include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





Total 


Under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25-44 


45-84 


86 yrs. 


Un- 






1 yr. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


yrs. 


& over 


known 


ALL DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 


7,*K* 


482 


547 


67 


165 


514 


1,681 


4,428 


2 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


6,743 


454 


510 


^ 


147 


465 


1,576 


3,989 


— 


Diseases of infancy 


340 


333 


336 


1 


2 


l 


„_ 


-_ 


mm 


Maternal causes 


29 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


8 


19 


2 


— 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


91 


14' 


22 


4 


3 


18 


28 


16 


!■■•• 


Diphtheria 


2 


— 


2 










— 


-- 


Dysentery - all forms 


5 


2 


4 










1 


-- 


Encephalitis 


3 


— 


1 


— 


1 


1 


«••» 


— 


-- 


Measles 


1 


— 


— 


1 








.. 


-. 


Meningitis 


1 


■■*•■* 


~ 


1 








— . 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


2 


1 


2 














Scarlet fever 




















Syphilis 


56 


1 


1 


-- 


••»«• 


16 


27 


12 


-- 


Typhoid & paratyphoid fever 


2 


— 


— 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


Whooping cough 


9 


8 


9 














Other communicable diseases 


10 


2 


3 


1 


1 


1 


1 


3 


— 


Acute respiratory diseases' 


259 


50 


54 


4 


5 


17 


31 


148 


-- 


Influenza 


61 


4 


5 


-- 


1 


3 


6 


46 


.. 


Pneumonia 


198 


46 


49 


4 


4 


14 


25 


102 


-- 


Tuberculosis -all forms 


200 


3 


5 


-- 


14 


59 


66 


56 


-- 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


190 


1 


2 


-- 


13 


57 


64 


54 





Accidents -all forms 


666 


10 


3* 


33 


81 


135 


184 


199 


__ 


Motor vehicle 


168 


3 


8 


7 


44 


*3 


35 


31 


— 


Home 


173 


7 


21 


8 


5 


7 


16 


116 


-- 


Occupational 


217 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


13 


67 


117 


20 


.. 


Public 


108 


— 


5 


18 


19 


18 


16 


32 


-- 


Cancer 


866 


— 


3 


2 


6 


57 


309 


489 


— 


Cerebral hemorrhage 


757 


2 


3 


— 


1 


17 


148 


588 


__ 


Diabetes 


184 


— 




2 


3 


8 


51 


120 


-- 


Diseases of digestive system 


287 


39 


48 


4 


8 


26 


84 


117 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


56 










8 


22 


26 


-- 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


36 


25 


30 


— 


— 


1 


1 


4 


-- 


Goiter 


9 








1 


2 


2 


4 


-- 


Heart disease 


2,444 


1 


1 


2 


4 


65 


544 


1,828 





Coronary 


653 


1 


1 


— 


1 


24 


219 


408 


— 


Chronic rheumatic 


126 


— 


— 


1 


3 


10 


29 


83 


-- 


Homicide 


15 


1 


1 


am •» 


2 


6 


6 




— 


Nephritis 


454 


1 


2 


1 


4 


13 


86 


348 





Prostatic disease 


53 










1 


4 


48 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


5 


— 


1 


1 


1 


1 


— 


1 


— 


Suicide 


84 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


4 


20 


31 


27 


-- 


ALL OTHER CAUSES 


654 


28 


36 


11 


18 


46 


103 


438 


2 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


7 


-- 


1 


L 


" 


3 


2 I 


1 


— 



Southern Area (Region 6)--19 l *0 population: Total 725, oUj; Urban 228,885; Rural a^.lfe. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Idvarda, Efflnghaa, Fayette. Franklin, Oallatln, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, 
Lavrsnce, Marlon, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope. Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and VllUaaaon. 



13 
HEALTH TRENDS IN ILLINOIS, 1921-1947 

The charts and tables that follow review the principal vital statistics of the state over the period 
1921 through 1947. The series begins with 1921 because it was the first year for which Illinois assembled 
comprehensive statistics on births and deaths. The birth and death figures represent all births and 
deaths that occurred within the state and were registered up to July 1 of the year following the occur- 
rence. (Exception; the 1947 figures are provisional, based on reports received before March 15, 1948). 
The figures on communicable disease cases cover all reports of notifiable diseases within the state. 
Tuberculosis figures since 1942 are not quite comparable to those for prior years, because in 1942 and 
later only new cases are counted. In 1942 a central register was established for screening out subse- 
quent reports of the same case. 



THE TREND OF DEATH RATES FOR LEADING CAUSES 

ILLINOIS. 1921-1947 



RATE 
2000 

1000 




300 
200 



100 
80 
60 



20 



RATE 
2000 



1000 



UP! 



RESULT OF THE EVER LENGTHENING LIFE SPAN 



HEART DISEASE UimJ 




1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1950 



200 

140 
120 

100 
80 

60 
40 



DOWN ! RESULT OF ADVANCES IN MEDICAL SCIENCE 

^ Q_ AND PUBLIC HEALTH WORK 







20 I 



1920 1925 1930 1935 

* Deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the state. 



200 

140 
120 

100 
80 

60 

40 



20 



1940 



1945 



1950 



RATE 



25 



MORTALITY AND NATALITY PER IOOO 

POPULATION: ILLINOIS, 1921-1947 




RATE 



25 



20 



10 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1950 



RATE 




7.0 
6.0 


MATERNAL MORTALITY PER IOOO LIVE BIRTHS: 

ILLINOIS, 1921-1947 


5 


^~N 








4 


/ HIGH \ 








30 










2 


























\ /LOW\ 

\ v_y 














V 


1.0 












- — ^ 


0.8 












_____ 




Equal vertical distances represent equal PERCENTAGE change in the RATE ' 


6 










0.5 


\\ 1 1 


l-l 1 1 


1 -1 1 1 


1 1 1 1 


Mil- 


1 1 1 1 



RATE 



7.0 
6.0 
5.0 

4.0 
- 3.0 

2.0 



1.0 
0.8 

0.6 



0.5 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1955 



1940 



1945 



1950 



l r > 



RATE 


INFANT 

COMPARED WITH 






FETAL MORTALITY 


- 


60 
70 




- 


- 


\_'* 


^ 


- 


60 








— 






— 


50 










— 














\ "^ 






- 








- 


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1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



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1950 



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SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH OCCURRING IN ILLINOIS, 1921-1947 
TABLE IX Number of Deaths and Reported Cases 

(Deaths are those occurring within the »t^ Sj Cases are those reported to Illinois health officers.) 



ALL CAUSES 

MATERNAL AND INFANT DEATHS 
Maternal causes* 
Stillbirths 

Neonatal deaths (Under 1 month) 
Infant deaths (Under 1 year) 
Premature birth 
Diarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 years) 

EXTERNAL CAUSES 

Accidents - all formst 
Motor vehicle accidents} 
Homicide 
Suicide 

GENERAL CAUSES 
Appendicitis 
Arteriosclerosis 
Cancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diabetes mellitus 
Goiter§ 
Heart disease 

Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Nephritis 
Prostatic disease 
Stomach, duodenal ulcers 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 

Chickenpox Death: 

Cases 
Diphtheria 



Dysentery - • 

Encephalitis - 



•Deaths 

Cases 

- Deaths 



Cases 
Deaths 

Cases 
Influenza Deaths 

Cases 
Malaria Deaths 

Cases 
Measles Deaths 

Cases 
Meningitis (Meningococcus)- Deaths 

Cases 
Mumps Deaths 

Cases 
Paratyphoid Deaths 

Cases 
Pneumonia, all forms Deaths 

Cases 
Poliomyelitis Deaths 

Cases 
Rheumatic fever (acute) Deaths 

Cases} 
Rocky Mt. Spotted fever Deaths 

Cases 
Scarlet fever Deaths 

Cases 
Smallpox Deaths 

Cases 
Tuberculosis, all forms Deaths 

Cases 
Tularemia Deaths 

Cases 
Typhoid fever Deaths 

Cases 
Undulant fever Deaths 

Cas.es 
Whooping cough Deaths 

Cases 
VENEREAL DISEASE 

Gonococcus infection Deaths 

Cases 
Syphilis Deaths tt 

Cases 



International 

List Number 

3rd revision 

1920 



All causes 
All causes 

161a 
113 

t 
188c -e 

197-200 

165-174 

117 

91b 

43-49 

74,75,83 

122 

57 

60 

87-90 

118 

128-129 

135 

111 

25a 

10 

16,116e 

23 

11 

5 

7 

24 

13 

lb 

100-101 

22 

51 

part of 44c 



31-37 

Not classified 

la 

4 

9 

40 
38,72,76 



1921 



73,505 75,857 81,761 77, 144 81,594 85,328 82,846 



923 

5375 

** 

10,644 
2,645 
3,100 

4,639 

893 
597 
974 

1,070 
1,036 
6,042 
5,116 
451 
1,160 

257 
10,231 

695 

5,397 

317 

372 

7 

13,63? 

1,474 

20,767 

66 

1,400 

123 

243 

595 

2,576 

84 

1,155 

311 

29,303 

226 



11,325 

7 

89 

5,040 

9,222 

149 

671 

252 



390 

19,025 

26 

8,536 

5,593 

14,427 



389 

2,419 

2 

** 

506 

13,577 

49 

12,400 

1,146 

7,542 



1922 



795 
4827 

10,187 
2,662 
2,241 

4,711 

1,021 

648 

895 

1,033 

1,054 
6,426 
5,475 

525 
1,367 

231 
11,357 

703 
5,876 

369 
95 

13 

13,442 

1,171 

15,132 

19 

1,321 

47 

- 102 

1,682 

15.899 
80 

527 
190 

16,540 

SI 

I8I 

8 

4,874 

1 

48 

6,083 

15,126 

51 
126 
201 



296 

12,261 

23 

2,117 

5,605 

16,483 



282 
1.771 



2 T( 



59 

13,938 

1,198 

10,549 



1923 



793 
5167 

10,810 
2,808 
2,369 

5,110 

978 
709 



1,146 

1,122 

6,626 

6,067 

585 

1,366 

234 

11,989 

695 

6,697 

404 

425 



46 



14 
S14 
801 
683 

28 
803 

76 

126 

,586 

,366 

80 

561 

,694 

63 
128 

5 

,834 

5 

29 

,392 

,280 

46 

220 

312 



225 

,481 

2 

929 
,557 
,512 



314 
,860 



1924 



833 
5299 

+ * 

9,742 
2,687 
1,878 

5.031 

1,011 

821 

1,012 

1,100 
1,192 
6,960 
6,078 

531 
1,238 

280 
11,895 

666 
7.H7 

319 

462 



13 



7 

,865 
472 

,859 
25 

,184 
52 
88 

,033 

,302 
82 

59 

225 

,144 
46 
81 

7 

,369 

6 

29 
,867 
.217 
25 
257 
304 



206 

11,702 

16 

1,356 

5,637 
5,041 



237 
1,469 



20 



11 



514 
9,828 

137 
L6.241 
1,136 
9,967 



3 5g 
,238 



117 

19,654 

1,092 

10,549 



1925 



762 

4894 

5l6l 

9,821 

2,618 

2,134 

5,607 

1,160 

877 

958 

1,195 
1,356 
7,249 
6,186 

627 
1,394- 

372 
13,256 

721 

7,250 
371 
479 



11 



28 



18 

408 
,003 

27 
990 

67 
112 
596 
,981 

61 

113 
213 

,211 

56 
106 

7 

,066 

6 

24 

,025 

-215 

41 

264 

95 



268 
15,688 



22 
,624 
,526 
999 



320 
,097 



315 
11,074 

103 

19,594 

1,170 

11,213 



1926 



848 

4884 

5045 

9,296 

2,551 

1,693 

5,383 

1,248 

845 

1,059 

1,215 

1,389 
7,492 
6,401 
608 
1,581 

433 
14,341 

718 

8,450 

382 

491 



13, 



31 



12 
,598 
413 
,529 

617 

72 

109 

,017 

,566 

42 

86 

346 

,511 

58 

114 

7 
,524 

22 
,627 
,633 
26 
127 
229 



233 

14,243 

8 

1,073 

5,499 
17,002 



231 
1,669 



367 
9,87^ 

72 

20,286 

1,198 

12,577 



1927 



717 

T+701 

4989 

8,606 
2,512 
1,377 

5,636 

1,534 

750 

1,122 

1,218 
1,517 
7,735 
5,459 

697 
1,498 

546 
15,049 

682 
8,708 

404 

504 

16 

6,272 

25 

433 

64 

112 

1,068 

1,828 

63 

134 

292 

41, 016 

130 

296 

4 

13,583 

2 

16 

5,469 

13,205 

103 

480 

185 



172 

111. 787 

3 

1,236 

5,482 

14,622 



174 
1,278 



1928 



90,192 

694 
"4679" 
4761 

8,333 

2,444 

1,239 

5,842 

1,760 

790 

1,228 

1,288 
1,463 
7,888 
5,917 
722 
1,750 

55^ 
16,609 

804 

9,572 

407 

510 

9 

13,684 

649 

7,107 

42 

289 

69 

91 

2,703 

10,915 

56 

107 
84 

7,414 
225 
456 

7 

8,093 

2 

63 

7,684 

19,137 

33 

106 

162 



160 

12,355 

5 

1,652 

5,466 

12,500 

** 

10 

159 

955 



308 
11,124 

52 

21,342 

1,049 

13,415 



270 
10,457 

43 

19,826 

1,070 

12,699 



1929 



87,789 

818 

4459 

4750 

7,906 

2,494 



5,708 

1,698 

674 

1,087 

1,298 
1,309 
8,107 
5,903 
683 
1,789 

16,574 

802 

9,141 

421 

573 

12 

13,855 

756 

8,155 

49 

235 

70 

80 

2,606 

7,683 

70 

186 

275 

38,793 

306 

578 

8 

4,507 

2 

32 

6,233 

15,017 

16 

82 

189 



304 

17,298 

18 

4,249 

5,246 

12,255 

36, 

108 

766 

2 

39 

260 

10,277 

26 

18.464 

1,075 

13,091 



International 

List Number 

4th revision 

1929 



All causes 
All causes 

159 

119 



206,208,210,211 
172-175 
163-171 

121 

97 

45-53 

82 

124 

59 

66a -b 

90-95 

122 

130-132 

137 

117 

44a 

10 

13 

17 

11 

38 

7 

18 

part of 44c 

2 

107-109 

16 

56 

part of 44c 



6 
23-32 
part of 44c 
1 
5 
9 

35 
80,83,34 



* Criminal abortion added to this group in the 1939 revision of the International List, 

t Under the 1920 revision this group covers International List numbers 175-189, 192-196. and 201 -203. Under the 1929 revision this group covers International 
List numbers 176-195 and 201-214. Deaths by Legal Execution was part of International List number 202 in the 1920 revision but has since been excluded from 
the accident group. 

t Under the 1920 revision collisions between automobiles and trains or streetcars were allocated to Other Transport Accidents. Under the 1929 and 1939 re- 
visions collisions between automobiles and trains or streetcars were allocated to Motor Vehicle Accidents- 



SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH OCCURRING IN ILLINOIS, 1921—1947 
TABLE IX Number of Deaths and Reported Cases 



17 











Deaths are those 


sccurring 


within the state. 


2ases are those reported to Illino 


a health officers.) 




























International 


















1931 


1932 


1933 


1934 


1935 


1936 


1937 


1938 


1939 


List Number 

5th revision 

1939 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1913 


1944 


1945 # 


1946 # 


19l7tt 


85,791 


83,183 


82,456 


87,205 


85.525 


92,811 


87,740 


84,768 


86,993 




88,233 


85,552 


86,707 


90,714 


87,144 


89,204 


88,429 


92,362 


639 


588 


527 


532 


525 


"+75 


436 


390 


349 


140-150 


359 


331 


292 


309 


254 


251 


230 


200 


4,082 


3,459 


3,225 


3,343 


3,330 


3,122 


3,078 


3.230 


3,003 




3,162 


3.191 


3,38s 


3,389 


3,049 


2,927 


3,645 


3,627 


4.075 


3.647 


3.406 


3.628 


3,381 


3.311 


3.211 


3.236 


3,007 


All causes 


2,961 


3,14£ 


3.5« 


3,409 


3,023 


2,958 


3,916 


I.169 


6,965 


5,882 


5,294 


5.826 


5,138 


5,245 


4,966 


5,017 


4,464 


All causes 


4,331 


4,564 


5,075 


5,070 


4,496 


4,300 


5,181 


5,541 


1,99'+ 


1,756 


1,537 


1,807 


1,664 


1,521 


1,505 


1,522 


1,431 


159 


1,510 


1,515 


1,792 


1,683 


1,310 


l,36l 


1,951 


1,959 


851 


546 


494 


651 


341 


514 


357 


430 


245 


119 


199 


259 


234 


260 


191 


204 


181 


158 


6,686 


5,195 


5,730 


6,920 


5,894 


7,841 


6,360 


5,7^9 


5,615 


169-195 


5,845 


6,097 


5,202 


1,985 


1,899 


5,214 


5.537 


5,783 


2,367 


2,109 


2,177 

836 


2,575 


2,334 


2,524 


2,628 


2,193 


2,255 


170 


2,315 


2,566 


1,650 


1,283 


1,317 


1,517 


1,825 


1,900 


801 


749 


759 


545 


501 


495 


4l8 


413 


165-168 


343 


363 


352 


293 


312 


358 


474 


419 


1,112 


1,426 


1,322 


1,323 


1,244 


1,170 


1,242 


1,268 


1,169 


163-164 


1,154 


1,043 


937 


812 


755 


846 


937 


954 


1,343 


1,169 


1,229 


1,185 


1,031 


1,027 


1,037 


933 


908 


121 


824 


708 


538 


509 


501 


399 
1,624 


352 


308 


1,047 


975 


1,024 


1,331 


1,320 


1,426 


1,229 


1,246 


1,323 


97 


1,364 


1,278 


1,286 


1,512 


1,525 


1,528 


1,431 


8,699 
5,734 


9,039 


9,184 


9,636 


10,033 


10,289 


10,332 


10,746 
5,872 


11,194 


45-55 


11,310 


11,590 


11,815 


12,142 


12,482 


12,865 


12,909 


13,441 


5,987 


6,042 


5,915 


5,776 


6,312 


5,737 


6,183 


83 


6,744 


6,591 


6,736 


7,186 


6,759 


7,235 


7,057 


7,H9 


741 


713 


725 


753 


738 


907 


900 


837 


842 


124 


862 


844 


908 
2,448 


884 


866 


895 


981 


1,158 


1,986 


2,079 


2,044 


2,183 


1,979 


2,293 


2,132 


2,173 


2,358 


61 


2,632 


2,283 


2,558 


2,605 


2,700 


2,513 


2,735 


466 


455 


388 


379 


372 


386 


323 


333 


337 


63a -b 


292 


261 


262 


245 


228 


233 


212 


185 


17,099 


18,274 


19,904 


21,025 


21,803 


24,907 


24,607 


24,810 


26,648 


90-95 


27,614 


27,005 


29,126 


31,322 


30,680 


31,891 


31,122 


31,225 


898 


825 


811 


868 


889 


883 


919 


788 


797 


122 


764 


810 


793 


817 


833 


760 


732 


703 


8,715 


8,611 


8,125 


8,083 


7,565 


8,024 


7,511 


7,220 


7,177 


130-132 


7,241 


6,835 


6,539 


6,840 


6,107 


6,132 


5,593 


5,235 


409 


384 


351 


440 


488 


561 


563 


517 


509 


137 


614 


560 


588 


634 


650 


558 


585 


577 


507 


525 


559 


557 


628 


565 


57*+ 


549 


546 


117 


559 


651 


583 


620 


619 


591 


538 


601 


15 


8 


14 


14 


12 


7 


, 9 


3 


3 


38e 


3 

18,053 
86 


6 


6 


12,648 

78 

587 


6 


8 


6 


3 

14,272 
12 


12,670 
383 


14,269 
240 


15,972 
134 


16,034 
153 


16,200 
208 


14,409 
170 


16,136 
153 


15,520 
120 


15,698 
118 


10 


16,167 
58 


13,618 
63 


16,498 
23 


10,510 
15 


11.717 
31 


5,113 


3,811 


1,695 


2,092 


2,663 


1,784 


1,671 


1,634 


1,446 




936 


940 


% 


^ 


194 


469 


173 


81 


66 


7t 


111 


"59 


89 


145 


69 


67 


27 


17 


35 


29 


28 


22 


22 


69 


241 


420 


576 


187 


264 


553 


408 


321 




202 


256 


153 


152 


204 


324 


236 


326 


17 


55 


102 


81 


35 


35 


36 


31 


19 


37 


24 


25 


24 


28 


33 


42 


22 


24 


63 


100 


230 


297 


123 


7" 


109 


111 


67 




71 


110 


71 


83 


78 


68 


57 


59 


1,673 


1,900 


1,200 


838 


1,225 


1,140 


1,331 


439 


967 


33 


645 
1,124 


510 

1,402 


373 


630 


S21 

1,439 


342 


242 


244 


3,561 


3,908 


2,179 


1,168 


2,034 


2,065 


3,597 


727 


6,445 




608 


2,096 


1,018 


345 


1,125 


61 


39 


62 


60 


71 


55 


38 


35 


35 


28 


18 


8 


15 


9 


4 


8, 


28 


6 


561 


130 


253 


322 


378 


221 


207 


263 


423 




l ll 


l U 


92 


122 


23 


6 


37 


11 


339 


51 


52 


210 


286 


9 


25 


207 


3 


35 


36 


53 


85 


10 


52 


9 


39,207 


16,069 


12,357 


44,679 


58,103 


1,228 


12,432 


88,150 


1,269 




8,669 


57,075 


10,060 


29,694 


19,151 


7,930 


25,995 


8,341 


257 


153 


208 


119 


207 


175 


95 


21 


13 


6 


14 


17 


27 


151 


186 


134 


A\ 


45 


490 


322 


557 


337 


551 


436 


226 


91 


76 




50 


69 


90 


793 


996 


611 


205 


2 


3 


2 


8 


4 


6 


4 


1 


5 


44c 


4 


2 


5 


3 


4 


3 


1 


-- 


8,311 


2,458 


4,647 


11,033 


5,215 


7,857 


6,504 


6,770 


4,594 




6,409 


13,063 


7,388 


7,108 


6,268 


7.205 


5,290 


6,485 


2 


4 


3 


6 


4 


2 


3 


2 


2 


2 


3 


2 


— 


l 


1 


1 


1 


1 


36 


37 


22 


52 


38 


18 


39 


30 


36 




19 


14 


11 


13 


9 


9 


10 


6 


5,562 


5,332 


4,966 


5,906 


5,984 


6,312 


5,512 


1,595 


1,193 


107-109 


3,738 


3,180 


3,173 


3,184 


2,748 


2,911 


2,796 


3,035 


13,467 


12,295 


10,933 


12,413 


13,519 


15,926 


14,970 


12,834 


13,472 




14,592 


12,420 


11,359 


11,419 


8,567 


6,813 


6,287 


1,755 


102 


40 


29 


27 


40 


70 


90 


16 


21 


36 


51 


22 


34 


152 


34 


93 


171 


26 


700 


202 


207 


213 


243 


689 


779 


106 


192 




581 


37^ 


487 


1,576 


560 


1,104 


2,551 


860 


210 


243 


277 


165 


198 


147 


109 


121 


131 


58 


134 


106 


78 


76 


71 


73 


62 


17 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


*♦ 




** 


+ * 


** 


#* 


399 


275 


320 


186 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


*+ 


** 


** 


** 


39c 


4 


4 


2 


2 


1 




4 


3 


** 


** 


** 


1 


1 


6 


6 


21 


19 




18 


19 


25 


12 


13 


18 


41 


31 


360 


2^3 


277 


306 


407 


233 


160 


136 


71 


8 


67 


42 


33 


22 


28 


27 


10 


1 


16,775 
If 


14,876 
2 


16,604 

3 

248 


21,403 


34,727 


22,451 
2 


21,525 


18,245 


15,060 




20,814 


11,583 


7.75 1 * 


6,989 


11,731 


10,521 


6,397 


1,063 


1,766 


318 


88 


83 


422 


919 


965 


376 


6 


167 


102 


60 


68 


12 


12 


6 


2 


1,799 


4,291 


4,174 


4,124 


1,075 


4,050 


3,995 


3,686 


3,608 


13-22 


3,654 


3,171 


3,249 


3,240 


3,125 


3,119 


2,958 


2,770 


10,423 

** 


10,466 

** 


9,193 

** 


9,734 

** 


9,9H 

#* 


8,506 

*» 


9,064 

** 


8,222 


7,752 

** 


26a 


8,571 
23 


9,412 
6 


9,^15 
1 


8,740 
1 


7,967 
10 


6,305 
6 


6,587 
9 


7,772 


126 


134 


172 


134 


69 


91 


109 


459 


485 




272 


106 


67 


55 


91 


131 


98 


124 


127 


125 


110 


125 


87 


71 


58 


57 


103 


1 


33 


26 


18 


10 


12 


9 


9 


9 


804 


1,045 


770 


1,085 


737 


548 


501 


493 


870 




310 


280 


233 


121 


102 


87 


106 


139 


7 


5 


2 


5 


5 


3 


2 


6 


7 


5 


5 


10 


7 


5 


4 


3 


l 


5 


124 


7 £ 


94 


101 


144 


84 


107 


212 


235 




155 


217 


265 


306 


322 


324 


478 


551 


223 


228 


81 


307 


210 


146 


149 


169 


157 


9 


65 


90 


95 


98 


42 


53 


30 


41 


10,911 


11,786 


6,439 


15,352 


11,064 


10,171 


7,906 


15,137 


12,922 




6,411 


7,707 


11,759 


7,159 


3,191 


4,106 


5,131 


4,795 


44 


41 


18 


17 


44 


22 


25 


15 


7 


25 


16 


13 


10 


2 


8 


6 


7 


4 


18,722 


16,695 


13,886 


14,972 


13,854 


12,949 


15,998 


14,442 


15,830 




17,281 


19,249 


20,606 


21,580 


22,580 


27,H7 


37,956 
717 


32,791 


1,080 


1,008 


967 


1,059 


995 


1,018 


951 


915 


828 


30 


1,014 


951 


840 


85I 


843 


792 


676 


19,813 


19,434 


13,389 


17,428 


15,628 


16,738 


24,276 


28,349 


28,222 




21,979 


23,484 


28,678 


28,680 


25,165 


21,675 


23,701 


19,360 



§ Other diseases of the thyroid glands allocated to International List number 60b in the 1920 revision. Under the 1929 and 1939 revisions other diseases of the thyroid 
glands allocated to International List numbers 66c, d,e and 63c, d and e respectively. 
# Amebiasis carriers included in the dysentery group for 1945 and 1946. 

J The regulation requiring the reporting of cases of Rheumatic Fever in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 
** Not available. 

ft Syphilitic aneurysm was allocated to'diseases ofthe circulatory system in the 1920 and 1929 revisions of the International List. In the 1939 revision syphilitic aneu- 
rysm was allocated to International List number 30d. 
tt Provisional figures. 



18 



SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH OCCURRING IN ILLINOIS, 1921-1947 
TABLE X Mortality and Morbidity Rates 



(Based on deaths occurr 


nR within th 


e state and cases reported to 111 


nois hea 


th officers. The ra 


te for Mortality all causes is per 1,000 population. Maternal 


and Infant causes except Diarrb 


ea and enter 


itisare per 1 ,000 live bir 


the. All other rates are per 


1,000 po 


mlation. 


Population estima 


ted for e 


ach year as of July 1.) 






International 




















International 




CAUSE 




List Number 

3rd revision 

1920 


1921 


1922 


1923 


1924 


1925 


1926 


1927 


1928 


1929 


List Number 

4th revision 

1929 


1930 


ALL CAUSES 






10.7 


10.9 


11.6 


10.7 


11.2 


11.5 


11.0 


11.9 


11.5 




10.9 


MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY 


























Maternal causes* 




143-150 


7-0 


6.1 


6.0 


6.1 


5.6 


6.3 


5.1 


5-1 


6.4 


140-150 


5.4 


Stillbirths 






40.9 


36.8 


39.2 


38.6 


36.1 


36.4 


35.2 


36.1 


34.7 




33-7 


Neonatal mortality (Under 1 


month) 


All causes 


42.6 


41.4 


41.4 


40.0 


38.1 


37.6 


37-3 


36.7 


36.9 


All causes 


34.0 


Infant mortality (Under 1 yea 


r) 


All causes 


51.1 


77-6 


81.9 


71.0 


72.5 


69.3 


64.4 


64.3 


61.5 


All causes 


55 .B 


Premature birth 




161a 


20.1 


20.3 


21.3 


19.6 


19.3 


19.0 


18.8 


18.8 


19.4 


159 


17-6 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 years) 


113 


45.2 


32.2 


33.5 


26.0 


29.2 


22.9 


18.3 


16.4 


11.6 


119 


12.6 


EXTERNAL CAUSES 




























Accidents - all forms! 




t 


67.6 


67.7 


72.3 


69.7 


76.7 


72.8 


75-0 


77-1 


75.0 


t 


78.0 


Motor vehicle accidents^ 




188c-e 


13.0 


14.7 


13.8 


14.0 


15.9 


16.9 


20.4 


23.2 


22.3 


206,208.210,211 


29.9 


Homocide 




197-200 


8.7 


9.3 


10.0 


11.4 


12.0 


11.4 


10.0 


10.4 


8.9 


172-175 


10.5 


Suicide 




165-174 


14.2 


12.9 


12.5 


14.0 


13.1 


14.3 


14.9 


16.2 


14.3 


163-171 


18.1 


GENERAL CAUSES 




























Appendicitis 




117 


15.6 


14.8 


16.2 


15.2 


16.4 


16.4 


16.2 


17.0 


17.1 


121 


17.3 


Arteriosclerosis 




91b 


15.1 


15.1 


15.9 


16.5 


18.6 


18.8 


20.2 


19.3 


17.2 


97 


15.1 


Cancer 




43-49 


88.1 


92.4 


93.8 


96-5 


99-2 


101.3 


102.9 


104.1 


106.6 


45-53 


112.1 


Cerebral hemorrhage 




74,75,83 


ft.6 


78.7 


85.8 


84.2 


84.7 
8.6 


86.6 


72.6 


78.1 


77-6 


82 


75.7 


Cirrhosis of the liver 




122 


6.6 


7-5 


8.3 


7-1 


8.2 


9-3 


9.5 


9.0 


124 


9.8 


Diabetes mellitus 




57 


16.9 


19.6 


19.3 


17.2 


19.1 


21.4 


19.9 


23.1 


23.5 


59 


22.3 


Goiter § 




60 


3.7 


3.3 


3.3 


3.9 


5-1 


5.9 


7-3 


7-3 


7-5 


66a-b 


5.8 


Heart disease 




87-90 


149.2 


163.2 


169.6 


164.9 


181.4 


193.9 


200.1 


219.2 


217.9 


90-95 


211.9 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


118 


10.1 


10.1 


9.8 


9.2 


9.9 


9.7 


9-1 


10.6 


10.5 


122 


11.5 


Nephritis 




128-129 


78.7 


84.4 


94.8 


98.6 


99.2 


114.3 


115.8 


126.4 


120.2 


130-132 


115.2 


Prostatic disease 




135 


4.6 


5-3 


5-7 


4.4 


5-1 


5-2 


5.1 


5:1 


5-5 


137 


5.5 


Stomach, duodenal ulcers 




111 


5-4 


5-7 


6.0 


6.4 


6.6 


6.6 


6.7 


6.7 


7-5 


117 


7-1 


COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 






























- Deaths 


25a 


0.1 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


44a 


0.1 




Cases 




198.9 


193.2 


162.9 


192.2 


153.2 


185.2 


169.7 


180.6 


182.2 




174.6 




- Deaths 


10 


21.5 


16.8 


11.3 


6.5 


5.6 


5.6 


8.6 


8.6 


9-9 


10 


7.1 




Cases 




302.8 


217.5 


151.2 


95.1 


68.5 


61.2 


83.4 


93.8 


107.2 




89.5 




-Deaths 


16,116e 


1.0 


0.3 


0.4 


0.3 


0.4 


0.7 


0.3 


0.6 


0.6 


13 


1.0 




Cases 




20.4 


19.0 


25.5 


16.4 


13.6 


8.3 


5-8 


3.8 


3.1 




5-8 




-Deaths 


23 


1.8 


0-7 


1.1 


0.7 


0.9 


1.0 


0.9 


0.9 


0.9 


17 


0.9 




Cases 




3.5 


1,5 


1.8 


1.2 


1.5 


1.5 


1-5 


1.2 


1.1 




l.C 




-Deaths 


11 


8.7 


24.2 


36.6 


14.3 


21.8 


27.3 


14.2 


144.1 


34.3 


11 


12. M 




Cases 




37.6 


228.5 


104.2 


18.0 


40.8 


61.7 


24.3 


101.0 




16.2 




- Deaths 


5 


1.2 


1.1 


1.1 


1.1 


0.8 


0.6 


0.8 


0.7 


0.9 


38 


0.7 




Cases 




16.8 


7-6 


1.3 


0.8 


1.5 


1.2 


1.8 


1.4 


2.4 




4.6 




- Deaths 


7 


1.5 


2.7 


7-9 


3.1 


2.9 


1-7 


3.9 


1.1 


3.6 


7 


1.2 




Cases 




427.3 


237-7 


660.7 


279.2 


386.2 


426.1 


515. 5 


97-9 


510.0 




218.2 


Meningitis (Meningococcus) 


-Deaths 


24 


1.1 


0-7 


0.9 


0.6 


0.8 


0.8 


1.7 


3.0 


4.0 


18 


Vl 




Cases 




3.3 


2.6 


1.8 


l.l 


1.5 


1.5 


3.9 


6.0 


7-6 




5-t 




- Deaths 


13 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


part of 44c 


o.c 




Cases 




I65.I 


70.0 


96.7 


157.6 


96.7 


17.7 


180.6 


106.8 


59-3 




107.2 




-Deaths 


lb 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


2 


-o- 




Cases 




1.3 


0.7 


0.4 


0.4 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.8 


0.4 




0.1 


Pneumonia, all forms 


-Deaths 


100-101 


73.5 


87.4 


104.6 


81,3 


82.5 


89.6 


72.7 


101.4 


81.9 


107-109 


67." 




Cases 




134.5 


217.4 


258.6 


197.0 


208.3 


238.5 


175.6 


252.6 


197.1 




154.- 




-Deaths 


22 


2.2 


0.7 


0.7 


0.3 


0.6 


0.4 


1.4 


0.4 


0.2 


16 


Q.i 




Cases 




9.8 


1.8 


3.1 


3.6 


3.6 


1-7 


6.4 


1.4 


1.1 




5.: 


Rheumatic fever (acute)- - - 


-Deaths 


51 


3.7 


2.9 


4.4 


4.2 


2.7 


3.1 


2.5 


2.1 


2.5 


56 


2.; 




CasesT 




** 


** 


*# 


** 


#* 


** 


** 


** 


** 




** 


Rocky Mt. Spotted fever- - - 


-Deaths 


part of 44c 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


part of 44c 


*+ 




Cases 




** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 




** 




-Deaths 


8 


5-7 


4.3 


3.2 


2.9 


3.7 


3.2 


2.3 


2.1 


4.0 


8 


4.( 




Cases 




277-1 


176.2 


134.1 


162.2 


214.7 


192.6 


156.8 


163.1 


227.4 




227. ( 






6 


0.4 


0.3 


0.0 


0.2 


0.3 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.2 


6 


.. 




Cases 




124.5 


30.4 


13.1 


18.8 


22.2 


14.5 


16.4 


21.8 


55-9 




49.1 


Tuberculosis all forms- - - 


-Deaths 


31-37 


81.5 


80.6 


78.6 


78.1 


75.6 


74.4 


72.9 


72.2 


69.O 


23-32 


62. ( 




Cases 




210.4 


236.9 


233.6 


208.5 


191.6 


229.9 


194.5 


165.0 


l6l.l 




146.; 




- Deaths 


Not classified 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


*4 


** 


part of 44c 


** 




Cases 




** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


0.1 


0.5 




1..1 




-Deaths 


la 


5-7 


4.1 


4.4 


3.3 


4.4 


3.1 


2.3 


2.1 


1.4 


1 


2.( 




Cases 




35-3 


25.5 


26.3 


20.4 


28.7 


22.6 


17.0 


12.6 


10.1 




12. ( 




- Deaths 


4 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


5 


0. 




Cases 




** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


0.0 


0.5 




o.i 




- Deaths 


9 


7.'1 


3.4 


7.3 


4.9 


4.3 


5-0 


4.1 


3.6 


3.4 


9 


2.1 




Cases 




198.0 


126.0 


139.1 


114.2 


151.6 


133.5 


147.9 


138.0 


135-1 




112. 


VENEREAL DISEASE 






























- Deaths 


40 


0.7 


0.8 


1.9 


1.6 


1.4 


1.0 


0.7 


0.6 


0.3 


35 


0.1 




Cases 




180.8 


200.3 


229.8 


272.4 


268.2 


274.3 


283.8 


261.7 


242.8 




236. 




. . 


38,72,76 


16.7 

110.0 


17.2 
151.6 


16.1 

141.0 


15.1 
146.2 


16 .0 


16.2 


14.0 


14.1 


14.1 


80,83,34 


13. i 




Cases 


153.5 


170.1 


178.4 


167.6 


172.1 


169. « 



* Criminal abortion added to this group in the 1939 revision of the International List. 

t Under the 1920 revision this group covers International List numbers 175-189. 192-196, and 201-203.Under the 1929 revision this group covers International 
Li.t number. 176-195 and 201-214, Deaths by Legal Execution was part of International List number 202 in the 1920 revision but has since been excluded from 

"" "und"' ?he° U l P 920 revision collision, between automobiles a*d trains or streetcars were allocated toOther Transport Accidents. Under the 1929 and 1939 re- 
visions collisions between automobiles and trains or streetcars were allocated to Motor Vehicle Accidents. 



SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH OCCURRING IN ILLINOIS, 1921—1947 
TABLE X Mortality and Morbidity Rates 



19 



(Based on dot 


ths occu 


rnnji within the state and 


cases re: 


jorted to 


Illinois 1 


ealth officers. 


The rate 


lor Mortality all 


causes 


is per 1 


000 popul 


ition. Maternal 


id infant 


causes except Diarrhea and 


enteritis 


are per 


1,000 live births. All other 


rates a re per 


1,000 population. F 


opulatior 


estimate 


i for eac 


h yvrt r as 


of July 1 


.) 




















International 


















1931 


1932 


1933 


1934 


1935 


1936 


1937 


1938 


1939 


List Number 

5th revision 

1939 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945* 


1946# 


1947U 


11.2 


10.8 


10.6 


11.2 


11.0 


11.8 


11.2 


10.8 


11.0 




11.2 


10.8 


11.0 


11.9 


11.4 


11.6 


11.0 


11.2 


5-t 


5.3 


4.9 


4.8 


4 -7. 


4.2 


3.8 


3.2 


3.0 


140-150 


2.9 


2.5 


1.9 


2.0 


1.8 


1.9 


1.3 


1.0 


34.4 


31.0 


30.2 


30.3 


29.8 


27.8 


26.7 


26.5 


25.5 




25.7 


23.8 


22.0 


22.2 


22.0 


21.7 


21.3 


18.9 


3"+. 3 


32.7 


n.9 


32.9 


30.2 


29.5 


27.9 


26.6 


25.5 


All causes 


24.0 


23.4 


23.0 


22.3 


21. e 


21.9 


22.9 


21.7 


58.6 


52.7 


49.5 


52.9 


45.9 


46.8 


43.1 


41.2 


37-9 


All causes 


35.2 


33.9 


32.9 


33.2 


32.4 


31.8 


30.2 


2a. 8 


16.8 


15.7 


14.4 


16.4 


14.9 


13.6 


13.1 


12.5 


12.1 


159 


12.3 


11.3 


11.6 


11.0 


9-^ 


10.1 


11.4 


10.2 


11.1 


7.1 


6.4 


8.4 


4.4 


6.6 


4.5 


5-5 


3.1 


119 


2.5 


3.3 


3.0 


3.4 


2.5 


2.6 


2.3 


1.9 


87.O 


71.0 


73.8 


89.O 


75.6 


100.0 


80.9 


73.1 


71.2 


169-195 


73.9 


76.8 


65.8 


65.7 


64.2 


67.5 


69.O 


70.3 


30.8 


27-3 


28.0 


33.1 


29-9 


32.2 


33.4 


27.9 


28.6 


170 


29.3 


32.3 


20.9 


16.9 


17.3 


20.0 


22.7 


23.1 


10.1 


9 .7 


10.8 


9.8 


16.0 


6.4 


6.3 


V* 


il'.a 


165-168 


4.3 


4.6 


4.5 


3.9 


4.1 


4.6 


5-9 


a 


18. 4 


18.4 


17.0 


17.0 


14.9 


15.8 


16.1 


163-164 


14.6 


13.1 


11.9 


10.7 


9-9 


11.0 


11.7 


17-5 


15.1 


15.8 


15.2 


13.2 


13.1 


13.2 


11.9 


11.5 


121 


10.4 


8.9 


6.8 


6.7 


6.6 


5.2 


4.4 


3.7 


13.6 


12.6 


13.2 


17.1 


16.9 


18.2 


15.6 


15.8 


16.8 


97 


17.3 


16.1 


16.3 


19.9 


20.0 


21.0 


19.0 


17.4 


113.2 


116.8 


118.2 


124.0 


128.7 


131.2 


131.5 


136.6 


141.9 


45-55 


143.0 


145-9 


149-5 


159.9 


163.6 


166.6 


160.8 


163.5 


74.6 


77-4 


77.8 


76.1 


74.1 


8O.5 


73.0 


74.7 


78.4 


83 


85.3 


83.0 


85.2 


94.6 


88.6 


93.7 
11.6 


87.9 


90.2 

14.1 


9-6 


9-6 


9-3 


9 .7 


9 "r 

25.4 


11.6 


11.5 


10.6 


10.7 


124 


10.9 


10.6 


11.5 


11.6 


11.3 


12.2 


25.8 


26.9 


26.3 


28.1 


29.2 


27.1 


27-6 


29.9 


61 


33.3 


28.7 


31.0 


33.7 


34.1 


35.0 


31.7 


33.3 


6.1 


5-9 


5.0 


4.9 


4.8 


4.9 


4.1 


4.2 


4.3 


63a -b 


3.7 


3.3 


3.3 


3.2 


3.0 


3.0 


2.6 


2.3 


222.4 


236.2 


256.2 


270.5 


279.6 


317.7 


313.2 


315.4 


337-7 


90-95 


349.3 


340.0 


368.5 


412.5 


402.1 


413.0 


391.4 


416.3 


11.7 


10.7 


10.4 


11.2 


11.4 


11.3 


11-7 


10.0 


10.1 


122 


9-7 


10.2 


10.0 


10.8 


10.9 


9-8 


9-1 


8.6 


113.4 


111.3 


104.6 


104.0 


1$ 


102.3 


95-6 


91.8 


91.0 


130-132 


91.6 


86.0 


82.7 


90.1 


80.0 


79-4 


69.7 


63.7 


5-3 


5.0 


4.5 


5-7 


7-2 


7-2 


6.6 


6.5 


137 


7.8 


7-0 


7-4 


8.3 


8.5 


7-2 


7-3 


7-0 


6.6 


6.8 


7-2 


7-2 


8.1 


7-2 


7-3 


7-0 


6.9 


117 


7-1 


8.2 


7-4 


8.2 


8.1 


7-7 


6.7 


7-3 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


38e 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


164.8 


184.4 


205.6 


206.3 


207.8 


183.8 


205.4 


197.3 


199.0 




228.3 


203.5 


172.3 


166.6 


216.2 


136.1 


145-9 


173.6 


5-0 


3.1 


1.7 


2.0 


2.7 


2.2 


1.9 


1.5 


1.5 


10 


1.1 


0.7 


0.8 


1.0 


0.3 


0.2 


0.4 


0.1 


70.4 


49.3 


21.8 


26.9 


34.2 


22.8 


21.3 


20.8 


18.3 




11.8 


11.8 


10.3 


7-7 


4.1 


2.5 


5-8 


2.1 


1.1 


0.9 


1.0 


1.4 


0.8 


1.1 


1.8 


0.9 


0.8 


27 


0.6 


0.4 


0-7 


0.4 


0.4 


4.2 


0.3 


0.3 


0.9 


3.1 


5-4 


7-^ 


2.4 


3.4 


7-0 


5.2 


4.1 




2.6 


3.2 


5-7 


2.0 


2.7 


0.4 


2.9 


4.0 


0.6 


0.7 


1.3 


1.0 


0.4 


0.4 


0.5 


0.4 


0.2 


37 


0.3 


0.3 


0.3 


0.4 


0.4 


0.5 


0.3 


0.3 


0.8 


1.3 


3.0 


3.8 


1.6 


0.9 


1.4 


1.4 


0.8 




0.9 


1.4 


0.9 


1.1 


1.0 


0.9 


0.7 


0.7 


21.8 


24.6 


15.4 


10.8 


15.7 


14.5 


16.9 


5.6 


12.3 


33 


8.2 


6.4 


4-7 


8.3 


6.8 


4.4 


3.0 


3.0 


46.3 


50.5 


28.1 


15.0 


26.1 


26.3 


45.8 


9.2 


81.7 




14.2 


17.6 


7-7 


27.6 


18.9 


13.2 


4.3 


13.7 


0.8 


0.5 


0.8 


0.8 


0.9 


0.7 


0.5 


0.4 


0.4 


28 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.3 


0.1 


7-3 


1.7 


3.3 


4.1 


4.8 


2.8 


2.6 


3.3 


5-4 




2.5 


1.6 


1.2 


1.6 


0.3 


0.1 


0.5 


0.1 


4.4 


0.7 


0.7 


2.7 


3-7 


0.1 


0.3 


2.6 


0.0 


35 


0.2 


1.1 


0.5 


0.7 


1.1 


0.1 


0.6 


0.1 


510.0 


207.7 


159.1 


57^.8 


7^5.2 


15.7 


158.2 


1120.7 


16.1 




IO9.6 


718.5 


I27.3 


391.1 


254.9 


102.7 


323.8 


101.5 


3.3 


2.0 


2.7 


1.5 


2.7 


2.2 


1.2 


0.3 


0.2 


6 


0.2 


0.2 


0.3 


2.0 


2.4 


1-7 


0.9 


0.5 

2.5 


6.4 


4.2 


7-2 


4.3 


7-1 


5-6 


2.9 


1.2 


1.0 




0.6 


0.9 


1.1 


10.4 


13.1 


7-9 


4.5 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


44c 


0.1 


O.o 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


108.1 


31.8 


59.8 


142.0 


66.9 


100.2 


82.8 


86.1 


58.2 




81.1 


164.4 


93.5 


93.6 


82.1 


93.3 


65.9 


78.9 

0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


2 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.5 


0.5 


0.3 


0.7 


0.5 


0.2 


0.5 


0.4 


0.5 




0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


72.4 


68.9 


63.9 


76.O 


76.7 


8O.5 


70.2 


58.4 


53.1 


107-109 


47.3 


40.0 


40.1 


41.9 


36.0 


37.7 


34.8 


36.9 


175.2 


158.9 


140.7 


159.7 


173.4 


203.1 


190.5 


163.2 


170.7 




184.6 


156.4 


143.7 


150.4 


112.3 


88.2 


78.3 


57.8 


1.3 


0.5 


0.4 


0.3 


0.5 


0.9 


1.1 


0.2 


0.3 


36 


0.7 


0.3 


0.4 


2.0 


0.4 


1.2 


2.1 


0.3 


9.1 


2.6 


2-7 


2.7 


3.1 


8.8 


9.9 


1.3 


2.4 




7-3 


4.7 


6.2 


20.8 


7.3 


14.3 


31.8 


10.5 


2.7 


3.1 


3.6 


2.1 


2.5 


1.9 


1.4 


1.5 


1-7 


58 


1-7 


1.3 


1.0 


1.0 


0.9 


0.9 


0.8 


0.6 


** 


*♦ 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 




** 


** 


** 


** 


5.2 


3.6 


4.0 


2.3 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


•• 


** 


** 


** 


39c 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


o.q 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


** 


** 


** 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.3 


0.2 




0.2 


0.2 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.5 


0.4 


4.7 


3.4 


3.6 


3.9 


5.2 


3.0 


2.0 


1.7 


0.9 


8 


0.8 


0.5 


0.4 


0.3 


0.4 


0.3 


1 


0.0 


218.2 


192.2 


213.8 


275.4 


445.4 


286.3 


274.0 


232.0 


190.9 




263.3 


145.8 


98.1 


92.0 


153.7 


136.3 


79.7 


49.4 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


6 


-0- 


-0- 


"°n 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


23.0 


4.1 


3.2 


1.1 


1.1 


5.4 


11.7 


12.3 


4.8 




2.1 


1.3 


0.8 


0.9 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.0 


62.4 


55-5 


53.7 


53.1 


52.3 


51.7 


50.8 


46.9 


^5-7 


13-22 


46.2 


*3.7 


41.1 


42.7 


41.0 


40.4 


36.8 


33.7 


135-6 


135-3 


118.3 


125.2 


127.1 


108.5. 


115.4 


104.5 


98.2 




108.4 


118.5 


119.1 


115.1 


104.4 


81.7 


82.0 


94.5 


** 


** 


•* 


** 


** 


** 


** 


** 


•* 


26a 


0.3 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


-0- 


1.6 


1.7 


2.2 


1.7 


0.9 


1.2 


1.4 


5.8 


6.1 




3.4 


1.3 


0.8 


0.7 


1.2 


1.7 


1.2 


1.5 


1-7 


1.6 


1.4 


1.6 


1.1 


0.9 


0.7 


0.7 


1.3 


1 


0.4 


0.3 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


10.5 


13.5 


9-9 


14.0 


9.5 


7-0 


6.4 


6.3 


11.0 




3.9 


3.5 


2.9 


1.6 


1.3 


1.1 


1.3 


1.7 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


5 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


1.6 


0.9 


1.2 


1.3 


1.8 


1.1 


1.4 


2.7 


3.0 




2.0 


2.7 


3.4 


4.0 


4.2 


4.2 


6.0 


6.7 


2.9 


2.9 


1.0 


3.9 


2.7 


1.9 


1.9 


2.1 


2.0 


9 


0.8 


1.1 


1.2 


1.3 


0.6 


0.7 


0.4 


0.5 


141.9 


152.3 


82.9 


197.5 


141.9 


129.7 


100.6 


192.4 


163.8 




81.1 


97-0 


148.8 


98.2 


41.9 


53.2 


67.6 


58.3 


0.6 


0.5 


0.2 


0.2 


0.6 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.1 


25 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


243.5 


215.8 


178.8 


192.6 


177.7 


I65.2 


203.6 


183.6 


200.6 




218.6 


242.3 


260.7 


284.2 


295.9 


351.2 


472.8 


389.9 


14.0 


13.0 


12.4 


13.6 


12.8 


13.0 


12.1 


11.6 


10.5 


30 


12.8 


12.0 


10.6 


11.2 


11.0 


10.3 


9.3 


8.2 


257-7 


251.2 


172.4 


224.2 


200.4 


213.5 


309.0 


360.4 


357-7 




278.0 


295.6 


362.8 


37r*.7 


329.8 


280. 7 


295.2 


235-5 



§ Other diseases of the thyroid glands allocated to International List number 60b in the 1920 revision. Under the 1929 and 1939 revisions other diseases of the thyroid 
ands allocated to International List numbers 66c, d,e and 63c, d and e respectively. 

Amebiasis carriers included in the dysentery group for 1945 and 1946. 

T The regulation requiring the reporting of cases of Rheumatic Fever in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 
f* Not available. 

tt Syphilitic aneurysm was allocated to diseases of the circulatory system in the 1920 and 1929 revisions of the International List. In the 1939 revision syphilitic aneu- 
sm was allocated to International List number 30d. 
tt Provisional figures. 



MILLIONS 



8.0 



7.0 



ILLINOIS' POPULATION, 1920-1947 



-roTftL 



INHABITANTS 



6.0 



5.0 



4.0 



3.0 




The NATURAL INCREASE represents the accumulated excess of births 
over deaths in each year since 1921. The EXCESS OE BIRTHS OVER 
DEATHS for any particular year is shown by the distance between the two 
curves on the graph below. 



2.0 



0.0 




fefc£^-^^^ VTlif 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



- 8.0 



7.0 



6.0 



5.0 



4.0 



3.0 



2.0 



1.0 



0.0 



1950 



HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 

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HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 



R$fi5tate of Illinois 
Dwight M. Green 
Governor 



■ 




Department of Public Health 
Roland R. Cross, M. D* 
Director 



Division of Vital Statistics dfc Recot 



1948 Series, No. 1 



Springfield, Illinois 



September 10, 1948 



FEWER BABIES AND FEWER DEATHS IN F I RST QUARTER 1948 



GENERAL MORTALITY IS LOWER 

Mortalityin the first three months of 1948 was 
unusually low. There were only 11.5 deaths among 
every 1,000 inhabitants of the state. The diminution 
in mortality from 1947 levels is largely accounted 
for by the circumstance that pneumonia and influenza 
were somewhat less prevalent during the winter 
while the toll from heart disease also diminished. 



TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES 
THE FIRST THREE MONTHS 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1948 

20.9 
11.5 



FOR 



1947 

23.2 
12.3 



Per 


1,000 


live births 


1948 


1947 


17.6 


19.4 


19.2 


22.9 


28.9 


33.1 


9.5 


10.4 


1.1 


1.2 



Note: Rates are expressed as their ANNUAL equivalents, based on estimates 
of Illinois* population as follows: February 15, 1948—8,280,458; February 15, 
1947—8,148,795. 

BIRTHS BELOW 1947 LEVELS 

Births in Illinois continued to recede from 
the high levels established in the boom that began 
late in 1946. There 
were 43,1761ive 
births recorded 
during the first 
quarter of 1948 for 
a rate of 20.9 per 
1,000 population. 
This is 10 per cent 
below the rate of 
23.2 for the first 
three months of 
1947. The present 
birth rate, however, 
is still well above 
those of years prior 
to 1947 as may be seen by comparing the present 
birth rate of 20.9 with the rate of 15.5 for the first 
.three months of 1946. It is now believed that birth 
rates will continue to fall until they become sta- 
bilized at the levels prevailing in the early 1940's. 



LIVE 
BIRTHS 



15,000 



10,000 



5,000 



LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN EACH MONTH 




1946 



1947 



DEATH RATE FOR NEWBORN AT NEW LOW 

There were fewer than 18 stillbirths per thou- 
sand live births during the first quarter of 1948, a 
new all time low. The mortality among babies less 



than one month old and the death rate from prema- 
ture birth also reached new all-time lows during 
the period. 

TABLE B -FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES, FIRST THREE MONTHS 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



An examination of the regional distribution of 
deaths among infants shows that this progress was 
not uniform throughout the state. Neonatal mortal- 
ity (under 1 month) was highest among residents of 
the Southern Region (Region 6) where 21 newborn 
infants died out of each one thousand babies born 

alive. The lowest 
neonatal death rate 
was among resi- 
dents of the Peoria 
Metropolitan Area 
(Region 3) where 
only 14 infants un- 
de r one month of 
age died for every 
thousand babies 
born alive. The 
principal cause of 
early death among 
babies is prema- 
turity. For the 
state as a whole 9.5 babies under one year of age 
died from prematurity out of every thousand live 
born. The highest rate, 10.1 per thousand live 
births, was found in the Chicago Metropolitan Area 
whichincludes the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, 
Lake, and Will. The lowest rate, 7.1 per thousand 
live births, was found in the Peoria Metropolitan 
Area which includes the countie s of Peoria and 
Tazewell. 

Although the maternal death rate for the state 



LIVE 
BIRTHS 



15,000 



10,000 



5,000 



1948 



has remained near the low of 10 per ten thousand 
live births established in 1947, some portions of 
the state had r e lative ly high rates in the first 
three months of 1948. Seventeen mothers of the 
Central Area (Region 4) died for every 10 thousand 
babies born alive. Mortality among mothers of 
new born babies in the Central Area was over 
four times as heavy as for mothers in the North- 
ern Area (Region 2) of the state. 

The maternal death rates for each region 
are: 



Region 


of 


Deaths 


< per 1,000 


residence 




live births 


1 








1.0 


2 








0.4 


3 








1.4 


4 








1.7 


5 








1.1 


6 








0.6 



CD. MORTALITY MUCH LOWER IN 1948 

Almost all of the reduction in the number of 
deaths from the communicable diseases in the first 
quarter of 1948 as compared to the same period 
last year is accounted for by lower tuberculosis 
mortality and the absence of any major outbreak of 
upper respiratory diseases. 

The 32.9 tuberculosis deaths per 100,000 
population in the period is 3.8 per cent below the 
rate for the first quarter of 1947. All age groups 
except the very young and the very old shared in 
this savings of lives. There were 16 deaths from 
tuberculosis among children under five y e a r s of 
age in the period as compared to 8 deaths in the 
first quarter of 1947, and there were 135 deaths 
among persons 65 years of age or over in the first 
three months of 1948 as compared to 104 deaths in 
the same period of 1947. 

The Chicago Metropolitan Area (Cook, Du 
Page, Kane, Lake, and Will counties) and the East 
St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Madison and St. Clair 
counties) had more than their share of the tuber- 
culosis deaths in the state. There were more than 
twice as many tuberculosis deaths among the resi- 
dents of these two regions as among the residents 
of the Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3) or of 
the Central Area (Region 4) 

The tuberculosis death rates for each region 
in the state are as follows: 



Region of 
residence 

1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 



Deaths per 
100 thousand 
inhabitants 

39.8 
33.5 
18.0 
17.0 
38.4 
21.7 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 

The absence of any major outbreak of influ- 
enza and pneumonia in the early months of 1948 
held the deathtoll from upper respiratory diseases 
at 30 per cent below the level of the two preceding 
years. The saving of lives was shared by persons 
at all stages of life, from the very young to the 
aged. 



There were no deaths from scarlet fever and 
there was some reduction in the number of deaths 
from diphtheria and from whooping cough in the 
current period. There was only one death from 
diphtheria as compared to four deaths in the same 
period of 1947 and thirteen deaths in the corres- 
ponding period of 1946. Although the seven 1948 
deaths from whooping cough represents a decided 
improvement over the fourteen deaths recorded in 
the first three months of 1947, it is only one less 
than the eight deaths from this cause during the 
first quarter of 1946. 

The current measles epidemic was respon- 
sible for 58 deaths during the first quarter of 1948. 
As in previous epidemics of this disease, most of 
the deaths occurred among the very young. Sixty 
per cent of the measles deaths were at ages less 
than five years. 

Deaths from chickenpox, usually an infrequent 
cause of death, were somewhat higher during the 
period. There were three deaths from this cause 
in the first quarter of 1948 as compared to one 
death in the corresponding period of 1947. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES, FIRST THREE MONTHS 







Deaths 


per 




Cause 


100 thousand 
inhabitants 






1948 


1 947 


1. 


HEART DISEASE 


445.6 


470.0 


2. 


CANCER 


159.4 


161.1 


3. 


CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE* 


91.9 


99.6 


4. 


NEPHRITIS 


65.2 


72.4 


5. 


ALL ACCIDENTS 


59.6 


67.4 


6. 


INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA 


41.8 


61.3 


7. 


DIABETES 


34.9 


37.1 


8. 


TUBERCULOSIS 


32.9 


34.2 


9. 


PREMATURE BIRTH 


19.9 


24.0 


10. 


AR TERIOSCLEROSIS 


16.3 


20.4 



♦Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 
Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents, 

CANCER DEATH RATE LOWER 

The rise in cancer deaths during the first 
quarter of 1948 did not keep pace with the increase 
in population. Thus, while there were more cancer 
deaths in the period, the cancer death rate dropped 
to 159.4 per 100,000 population, a drop of 1.1 per 
cent. This a rises from the fact that the many 
babies born during the recent boom in births have 
made a substantial increase in population at the 
age where cancer is uncommon. 

NO REAL DECREASE IN HEART MORTALITY 

The 1948 heart disease mortality appears 
very favorable as compared to 1947. This is more 
apparent than real because*. 

1) a large natural increase in pop- 
ulation has depressed all rates 
at the higher age levels; and 

2) there were unusually many 
deaths from heart disease dur- 
ing the first three months of 
1947, the period against which 
the comparison is made. 

There is no reason to believe that the threat of 
fatal heart disease is any greater or any less than 



it has been in recent years. 

The mortality rates for fatal motor vehicle 
and home accidents were somewhat below the cor- 
responding ratesforthe first three months of 1947. 
The death rate for fatal occupational accidents 
this year is actually somewhat higher if we dis- 
count the March, 1947 mine catastrophe that 
claimed 111 lives. The greatest ha z a r d s to life 
are the innumerable small accidents of every kind 
that occur everyday of the year. A tornado on 
March 19, 1948 caused 36 deaths and made a sub- 
stantial increase in the deaths from accidents 
classified as "public." Nevertheless, even when 
we exclude this dramatic disaster we find that fatal 
public accidents are 13 per cent above those of 
last year. 



TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST THREE MONTHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Number of 
deaths 



1948 
1,390 

416 

537 
125 
312 



1947 
1,442 

427 
538 

227 

250 



Deaths per 
1 00 thousand 
inhabitants 

1947 

70.8 

21.0 
26.4 
11.1 
12.3 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. The figures in this 
table have been adjusted to include coroner's cases received after the comple- 
tion of the detailed tables in this report. 



.REVIEW OF POLIOMYELITIS IN ILLINOIS 



In a little over a quarter of a century there 
have been six major epidemics of poliomyelitis in 
Illinois. The epidemic years were 1921, 1927, 
1931, 1943, 1945, and 1946--the late st epidemic 
being the worst. There may be some difference of 
opinion as to what should be considered an epidemic 
year, because there is disagreement as to what 
yardstick should be used to define an epidemic of 
polio. However, in this discussion we are consider- 
ing it an epidemic year when the crude death rate 
for polio exceeded one per 100,000 inhabitants. 

Using one per 100,000 as a criterion, pointedly 
calls attention to the fact that polio need not be 
feared as a cause of death. Meningococcal menin- 
gitis, about which the general public is quite com- 
placent, has exacted a far greater death toll. 
Furthermore polio as a killer cannot begin to 
compare with the common communi cable diseases 
of childhood, such as diphtheria, measles, scarlet 
fever, and whooping cough. The dramatic element 
in polio and its fearful consequence is the crippling 
of its victims. It has been estimated that 20 per 
cent of all orthopedic handicaps at ages under 21 
can be attributed to polio. Even at that, only a very 
small proportion of the population suffers paralytic 
poliomyelitis. 

The proportion of people attacked by polio is 
reflected in the case report rates. However, case 
rates are misleading as they stand, because of the 
year-after-year increased recognition of the dis- 
ease. This is particularly more apparent in recent 
years when we find so many reports of "prepara- 
lytic ' ' polio that had little if any recognition in 
earlier years. The trend is shown by the fact that 
the proportion of deaths among reported cases 
has fallen off rapidly. In 1921, over 22 per cent 
of the reported cases died, whereas in 1947, only 
3 per cent of the reported cases resulted in death. 
This marked change in the picture we have of polio 



is too great to be ascribed to a broader attack by 
the disease accompanied by less fatality. In fact, 
the view is now advanced that "subclinical" polio 
might even be as common as measles; but only a 
relatively small proportion of the subclinical cases 
advance far enough to be recognized as polio, a 
still smaller numb e r progressing far enough to 
cause paralysis, and a yet smaller number ter- 
minating in death. The official statistics on polio 
are not detailed enough or precise enough to either 
prove or disprove the existence of such widespread 
minimal poliomyelitis. But what evidence there is 
in official statistics tends to confirm rather than 
to deny that view. 

The reported cases and deaths from polio 
since 1921 are pictured on the back page. To pro- 
vide a base for comparison there has been plotted 
a so-called "expected number of cases (and 
deaths)." This "expected" number is obtained by 
taking the average rate over the entire period from 
1921 to 1947 and applying it against the population 
in the given year. This device reflects the gradual 
rise in reported cases, which, as already stated, is 
largely attributable to increased recognition of the 
disease. Another factor that affects the true as 
well as the apparent incidence of the disease is the 
changing age composition of the population. 

Table E shows the shift in the age composi- 
tion of fatal poliomyelitis from 1927 to 1946. The 
principal point illustrated is the decline in the pro- 
portion of deaths among children under five years 
of age and the increase in the proportion of deaths 
among adults. In the 1927 polio epidemic 36 per 
cent of the deaths were among children under five 
years of age. In the 1946 epidemic this proportion 
dropped to 14 percent. Deaths among persons over 
twenty years of age was responsible for 15 per cent 
of all polio deaths in the 1927 polio epidemic. In 
the 1946 epidemic the ratio was 32 per cent. 



TABLE E - AGE SELECTION OF POLIO DEATHS IN CERTAIN EPIDEMIC YEARS 



YEAR 



TOTAL 



0-4 yrs. 



PERCENT OF DEATHS AT EACH STAGE OF LIFE 
5-9 yrs. 10-14 yrs. 15-19 yrs. 20-29 yrs. 30-39 yrs. 



40 & over 



1927 


100.0 


35.9 


23.3 


19.4 


6.S 


11.7 


1.9 


1.0 


1931 


100.0 


28.5 


20.6 


22.5 


13.7 


9.8 


2.9 


2.0 


1937 


100.0 


23.3 


16.7 


20.0 


17.8 


10.0 


5.5 


6.7 


1943 


100.0 


9.9 


29.6 


30.3 


13.2 


10.5 


3.9 


2.6 


1945 


100.0 


11.8 


26.9 


23.6 


9.7 


9.7 


9.7 


8.6 


1946 


100.0 


14.0 


21.1 


18.7 


14.6 


17.0 


8.8 


5.8 



TABLE I. LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE. 

FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1948 

(All registrations within the State) 



County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,280,458 


43,276 


761 


23,724 


La Salle 
Lawrence 


101,735 
21,416 


563 

37 


12 
2 


278 

40 


Chicago 


:,w09,003 


17,583 


356 


9,992 


Lee 


35,506 


207 


2 


121 


Downstate 


t, 671, 455 


25,693 


405 


13,732 


Livingston 


39,496 


183 


1 


133 


Adams 


67,643 


402 


5 


230 


Logan 


30,238 


151 


2 


134 


Alexander 


26,516 


192 


5 


96 


McDonough 


27,513 


198 


3 


84 


Bond 


14,678 


3 


— 


16 


McHenry 


38,265 


192 


2 


105 


Boone 


15,547 


121 


1 


69 


McLean 


76,379 


490 


10 


228 


Brown 


8,031 


10 


-- 


21 


Macon 


88,698 


699 


12 


256 


Bureau 


38,435 


187 


2 


114 


Macoupin 


47,722 


88 


3 


115 


Calhoun 


8,080 


7 


-- 


14 


Madison 


156,997 


943 


13 


445 


Carroll 


18,308 


95 


— 


53 


Marion 


49,483 


291 


3 


129 


Cass 


16,831 


102 


3 


49 


Marshall 


13,359 


2 


-- 


17 


Champaign 


73,130 


649 


8 


203 


Mason 


15,637 


6 


-- 


26 


Christian 


39,637 


195 


2 


118 


Massac 


15,273 


49 


'2 


46 


Clark 


18,925 


13 


-- 


48 


Menard 


10,780 


9 


— 


17 


Clay 


19,122 


28 


-- 


25 


Mercer 


17,883 


4 


-- 


33 


Clinton 


23,381 


106 


3 


54 


Monroe 


12,837 


2 


-- 


22 


Coles 


39.806 


267 


4 


127 


Montgomery 


35.329 


231 


2 


141 


Cook 


4,314,907 


21,679 


408 


12,250 


Morgan 


37,543 


214 


1 


200 


Crawford 


21,669 


119 


2 


65 


Moultrie 


13,588 


9 


1 


29 


Cumberland 


11,605 


7 


1 


16 


Ogle 


30,351 


89 


2 


56 


De Kalb 


35,332 


272 


5 


109 


Peoria 


161,589 


1,242 


18 


525 


De Witt 


18,632 


68 


2 


43 


Perry 


24,097 


126 


3 


60 


Douglas 


17,898 


98 


2 


41 


Piatt 


14,844 


43 


-- 


33 


Du Page 


109,107 


*77 


7 


247 


Pike 


25,494 


116 


2 


65 


Edgar 


24,871 


115 


2 


67 


Pope 


7,869 


16 


-- 


9 


Edwards 


9,068 


14 


-- 


19 


Pulaski 


16,175 


22 


-- 


29 


Effingham 


22.340 


252 


4 


77 


Putnam 


5.359 


— 


-- 


3 


Fayette 


29,280 


131 


4 


67 


Randolph 


34,604 


155 


1 


76 


Ford 


15,198 


74 


1 


32 


Richland 


17,398 


112 


3 


63 


Franklin 


55,297 


156 


2 


129 


Rock Island 


119,550 


809 


13 


392 


Fulton 


45,729 


238 


3 


125 


St. Clair 


176,418 


1,062 


21 


526 


Gallatin 


11,^77 


34 


— 


19 


Saline 


39,359 


245 


6 


128 


Greene 


20,579 


98 


— 


38 


Sangamon 


123,407 


840 


18 


414 


Grundy 


18,855 


92 


2 


39 


Schuyler 


11,412 


25 


1 


30 


Hamilton 


13,244 


62 


1 


24 


Scott 


8,224 


4 


— 


9 


Hancock 


26,725 


43 


— 


56 


Shelby 


26,330 


82 


2 


69 


Hardin 


7,75* 


28 


1 


15 


Stark 


8,927 


— 


-- 


10 


Henderson 


9,018 


6 


-- 


8 


Stephenson 


41,944 


311 


6 


158 


Henry 


45,071 


262 


4 


145 


Tazewell 


60,760 


259 


4 


119 


Iroquois 


32,685 


156 


3 


75 


Union 


21,738 


92 


2 


113 


Jackson 


39,033 


235 


2 


116 


Vermilion 


90,471 


510 


9 


296 


Jasper 


13,233 


8 


— 


18 


Wabash 


14.061 


26 


l 


50 


Jefferson 


35,035 


230 


5 


80 


Warren 


21,689 


148 


3 


68 


Jersey 


13,824 


13 


1 


25 


Washington 


15,825 


7 


1 


32 


Jo Daviess 


20,262 


11 


— 


5* 


Wayne 


21,881 


50 


1 


42 


Johnson 


10,589 


17 


1 


21 


White 


20,226 


51 


1 


M 


Kane 


137,060 


1,155 


15 


552 


Whiteside 


44.706 


275 


4 


101 


Kankakee 


63,37* 


352 


5 


423 


Will 


119,736 


688 


8 


331 


Kendall 


11,177 


1 


— 


17 


Williamson 


53,428 


255 


3 


148 


Knox 


54,231 


328 


5 


1*5 


Winnebago 


127,672 


874 


16 


357 


Lake 


127,691 


958 


20 


344 


Woodford 


19,317 


8 


-- 


34 



♦Estimated population as of February 19, 1948. 



TABLE II. ALL DEATHS IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1948 







(All 


registrations within the State) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


23,724 


829 


1,252 


1,501 


203 


377 


1,819 


7,214 


12,604 


5,137 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


22,347 


808 


1,157 


1,363 


152 


313 


1,592 


6,815 


12,107 


4,813 


Diseases of infancy, total 


951 


764 


894 


917 


12 


6 


7 


9 


-- 


75 


Premature birth 


412 


400 


412 


412 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


21 


Maternal causes, total 


49 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


15 


32 


2 


XXX 


5 


Puerperal septicemia 


13 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


11 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


1,836 


32 


175 


276 


46 


63 


321 


572 


558 


539 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


865 


30 


149 


197 


15 


2 


1* 


213 


364 


180 


Influenza 


63 


— 


10 


18 


-- 


-- 


7 


9 


29 


16 


Pneumonia 


802 


30 


139 


179 


15 


2 


67 


204 


335 


164 


Diphtheria 


1 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


2 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


7 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


— 


— 


2 


2 


2 


Measles 


58 


-- 


5 


35 


17 


2 


4 


-- 


-- 


9 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


21 


-- 


4 


10 


3 


1 


2 


3 


2 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


7 


-- 


4 


7 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


! 2 


Poliomyelitis 


1 












1 


-- 


— 


i 


Rheumatic fever 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


2 


2 


— 


1 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


160 


2 


3 


3 


-- 


1 


25 


84 


^7 


73 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


682 


-- 


5 


16 


6 


53 


207 


265 


135 


260 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


616 


-- 


1 


3 


4 


^7 


l86j 


248 


128 


253 


Other communicable diseases 


21 


-- 


2 


4 


1 


2 


5 


3 


6 


8 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,234 


3 


23 


61 


51 


110 


200 


281 


530 


! 2.61 


Motor vehicle 


345 


-- 


-- 


7 


18 


63 


88 


100 


69 


! 9* 


Home 


500 


3 


22 


*+7 


19 


11 


32 


73 


317 


1 89 


Occupational 


108 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


10 


40 


44 


14 


i 56 


Public 


281 


-- 


1 


7 


14 


26 


40 


64 


130 


| 42 


Arteriosclerosis 


338 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


-- 


21 


317 


158 


Cancer 


3,300 


-- 


-- 


8 


7 


19 


267 


1,378 


1,621 


584 


Diabetes 


722 


-- 


1 


2 


5 


6 


24 


254 


430 


130 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


982 


7 


57 


79 


15 


11 


129 


385 


363 


121 


Appendicitis 


67 


-- 


-- 


3 


7 


3 


12 


21 


21 


2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


281 


1 


5 


6 


1 


1 


51 


127 


95 


*5 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


73 


5 


40 


50 


-- 


2 


9 


5 


7 


13 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


181 


-- 


7 


10 


2 


1 


10 


69 


89 


15 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


177 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


23 


81 


71 


19 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


46 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


6 


21 


16 


8 


Heart disease, total 


9,225 


— 


2 


8 


12 


30 


398 


2,897 


5,878 


2,056 


Coronary 


2,193 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


97 


925 


1,165 


557 


Chronic rheumatic 


441 


-- 


-- 


-- 


8 


13 


72 


186 


162 


87 


Homicide 


78 


2 


3 


3 


-- 


15 


42 


14 


4 


9 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,903 


-- 


2 


5 


1 


8 


^7 


512 


1,329 


495 


Nephritis 


1,349 


-- 


-- 


4 


3 


18 


64 


356 


904 


296 


Prostatic disease 


135 














20 


115 


15 


Suicide 


199 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


9 


55 


93, 


42 


61 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


1,053 


17 


82 


121 


39 


37 


159 


298 


398 


250 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


324 


4 


13 


17 


12 


27 


68 


101 


99 


7* 



ENTIRE STATE— 1940 population: Total 7,897,241; Urban 5,809,650; Rural 2.087,591. 

For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal geographic Regions of the State see Review of Illinois 
Communicable Diseases for Principal Areas of the State by Occurrence and Residence 1941-1944." 



Health Statistics No. 1, "Summary of Births, Deaths, and 



TABLE III. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST THREEMONTHS, 1948 



(Does not include death 


s of Illinois residents 


dying outside the St&ti 


■) 










TOTAL* 






AGE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 
1 month 


under 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


13,^07 


487 


696 


807 


94 


203- 


1,168 


4,798 


6,336 


965 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


12,710 


474 


647 


734 


70 


172 


1,027 


4,552 


6,155 


918 


Diseases of infancy, total 


542 


443 


511 


521 


6 


4 


6 


5 


-- 


41 


Premature birth 


258 


249 


258 


258 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


21 


Maternal causes, total 


24 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


10 


12 


2 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


4 


-- 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal toxemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


3 


— 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


1,083 


26 


94 


137 


27 


46 


220 


390 


263 


71 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


491 


25 


83 


108 


10 


1 


58 


149 


165 


38 


Influenza 


13 


-- 


1 


6 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


3 


2 


Pneumonia 


478 


25 


82 


102 


10 


1 


56 


147 


162 


36 


Diphtheria 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 












1 


Dysentery— all forms 


2 


-- 


1 


1 










1 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


-- 


Measles 


11 


-- 


-- 


6 


5 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


15 


-- 


3 


6 


3 


1 


2 


2 


1 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


-- 


1 


1 












— 


Poliomyelitis 


1 












1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


7 


-- 


-- 


— 


3 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


72 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


12 


36 


23 


14 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


467 


-- 


4 


11 


5 


41 


142 


198 


70 


16 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


423 


-- 


1 


2 


3 


36 


129 


187 


66 


13 


Other communicable diseases 


11 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


4 


2 


2 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


570 


2 


11 


26 


18 


38 


76 


150 


262 


; 48 


Motor vehicle 


133 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


18 


28 


50 


31 


11 


Home 


235 


2 


11 


23 


8 


7 


16 


42 


139 


25 


Occupational 


41 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


10 


20 


7 


5 


Public 


161 


-- 


-- 


2 


5 


9 


22 


38 


85 


7 


Arteriosclerosis 


110 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


10 


100 


24 


Cancer 


1,985 


-- 


-- 


5 


3 


11 


171 


911 


884 


101 


Diabetes 


411 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


4 


8 


172 


223 


27 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


576 


2 


27 


33 


7 


6 


94 


252 


184 


30 


Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 


37 
185 


-- 


4 


2 

5 


3 
1 


1 


9 

43 


10 

90 


12 
46 


2 

I 7 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


29 


1 


16 


18 


-- 


1 


5 


3 


2 


3 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


94 


— 


4 


5 


1 


l 


6 


42 


39 


7 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


121 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


13 


58 


48 


5 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


32 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


3 


17 


9 


2 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 


5A79 
1,048 


-- 


— 


1 


6 


16 

1 


298 
54 


2,010 
519 


3,148 
474 


' 448 
84 


Chronic rheumatic 


269 


-- 


-- 


-- 


6 


8 


56 


128 


71 


13 


Homicide 


55 


1 


2 


2 


-- 


15 


29 


8 


1 


I 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 
Nephritis 


914 

747 


- — 


1 


3 

4 


1 


5 
11 


24 
50 


1 321 

242 


561 
439 


66 
45 


Prostatic disease 


72 














14 


58 


4 


Suicide 


110 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


36 


48 


23 


10 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


522 
175 


10 
3 


45 

4 


S 68 
5 


I 17 

7 


16 
15 


97 
44 


178 
68 


145 
36 


35 
12 



Chicago Metropolitan Area {Region 1 ) — 1 940 population: Total 4,532 

Counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake and Will. 
(See masthead for map of state by Regions.) 



332; Urb«n 4.256.601; Rural 275,731. 



TABLE IV. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1948 





(Doe* not 1 


nclude dea 


ha of Illinois resident 


s dying out 


side the State) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEA 


r h 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


2,576 


77 


124 


154 


32 


46 


165 


619 


1,559 


1,225 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,423 


7^ 


115 


140 


23 


38 


141 


584 


1,496 


1,147 


Diseases of infancy, total 


97 


71 


89 


94 


2 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


*7 


Premature birth 


36 


36 


36 


36 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


13 


Maternal causes, total 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal septicemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


225 


3 


17 


27 


3 


5 


34 


66 


90 


139 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


112 


2 


13 


18 


-- 


1 


4 


27 


62 


62 


Influenza 


10 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


3 


3 


Pneumonia 


102 


2 


12 


16 


-- 


1 


1 


25 


59 


59 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


Measles 


5 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


1 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


2 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


31 


1 


1 


1 


— 


— 


6 


20 


4 


23 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


68 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


3 


21 


18 


23 


*7 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


64 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


3 


20 


17 


22 


^7 


Other communicable diseases 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Accidents— all forms, total 


146 


— 


7 


10 


8 


16 


21 


23 


67 


64 


Motor vehicle 


48 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


11 


10 


10 


13 


22 


Home 


71 


-- 


7 


10 


2 


2 


4 


8 


44. 


30 


Occupational 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


6 


2 


1 


5 


Public 


17 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


3 


9 


7 


Arteriosclerosis 


46 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


— 


3 


43 


24 


Cancer 


339 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


3 


23 


103 


205 


! 132 


Diabetes 


78 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


3 


18 


56 


38 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


90 


— 


1 


5 


4 


2 


6 


35 


38 


! 45 


Appendicitis 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


2 


3 


2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


19 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


12 


7 


1 13 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


8 


-- 


1 


4 


-- 


— 


2 


1 


1 


| 6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


14 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


9 


! 9 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


14 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


5 


7 


1 2 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


986 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


37 


243 


701 


482 


Coronary 


309 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


17 


108 


184 


120 


Chronic rheumatic 


40 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


6 


11 


20 


19 


Homicide 


4. 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


1 


2 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


254 


— 


1 


2 


1 


2 


5 


^7 


197 


93 


Nephritis 


113 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


2 


3 


25 


83 


61 


Prostatic disease 


13 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


12 


5 


Suicide 


28 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


5 


18 


2 


13 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


125 


3 


8 


12 


7 


7 


21 


28 


50 


66 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


28 


"" 


1 


2 


2 


1 


3 


7 


13 


12 



Northern Area (Region 2)— 1940 population: Total 782.703; Urban 420.191 : Rural 362.512. 

Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, De Kalb. Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess. Kankakee, Kendall. La Salle, 
Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



Lee, McHenry. Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island. Stephenson, 



TABLE V. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1948 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State-) 





TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


uhde r 
1 month 


under 
1 yea r 


0-4 

years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


6l8 


20 


30 


34 


2 


13 


36 


167 


366 


263 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


583 


20 


27 


30 


2 


11 


33 


158 


349 


248 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


25 
11 


19 
10 


22 

11 


23 

11 


xxx 


XXX 


XXX 


2 

XXX 


XXX 


13 

7 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


2 


XXX 

XXX 

XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 

XXX 


_,. 


_« 


2 


— 


XXX 
XXX 

XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


47 


-- 


2 


4 


— 


1 


7 


14 


21 


30 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


29 

1 

28 


__ 


2 

1 
1 


3 

1 
2 


~ 


— 


2 

2 


7 

7 


17 
17 


21 

1 
20 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 
7 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


" 


2 


3 


2 


5 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


10 

9 










1 

1 


3 
3 


4 
3 


2 

2 


4 
4 


Other communicable diseases 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


48 
16 

21 
4 
7 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 
2 


9 
8 
1 


9 
4 

1 

3 

1 


10 
3 
3 
1 
3 


18 

1 

14 

3 


25 
6 

14 
2 
3 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


23 
75 

22 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 






2 

1 


1 
26 
10 


22 
*7 

11 


16 
27 

i 8 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


23 

7 
2 
5 
4 


1 
1 

-r 


3 

1 
2 


3 

1 
2 


— 


— 


1 
1 


7 

1 

2 
3 


12 
5 
3 


! 7 

1 

1 
1 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


229 
80 
17 










1 


6 
1 
2 


67 
34 

9 


155 

45 

6 


85 

32 
2 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


1 
36 
48 

2 
2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 






3 

1 

1 


l 

8 

10 

1 

1 


25 

37 

1 


1 
19 
16 

1 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


i 32 

! 3 


"■ ~ 


3 


4 




1 
1 


3 


8 

i 1 


16 

1 


13 
2 



Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3) — 1940 population: Total 211,756; Urban 139,211; 

Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 
(Saa masthead for map of State by Regions.) 



Rural 72,525. 



TABLE VI. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1948 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 


AGEATDEATH 


IN 
RURAL 
AREA 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15-24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 1 
and over | 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


3,925 


127 


209 


271 


43 


40 


212 


845 


2,513 


1,968 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,673 


126 


195 


250 


31 


32 


187 


784 


2,388 


1,831 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


151 
61 


120 
61 


144 
61 


147 
61 


2 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


XXX 


1 

XXX 


XXX 


72 
28 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


12 

4 

2 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


, 


2 


10 
4 

2 


— 


XXX 

XXX 
XXX 


8 

3 

1 


Communicable diseases, total 


255 


2 


32 


67 


11 


6 


23 


48 


100 


112 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


126 

15 

111 


2 

2 


27 

3 

24 


37 
4 

33 


3 
3 


-- 


3 
1 
2 


14 

1 

13 


69 

9 

60 


61 

7 
54 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery — all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 

35 
2 

1 
29 


-- 


2 
1 

1 


23 

2 

1 

1 


8 


1 
1 


3 
2 


15 


1 

10 


! 11 
1 

1 
13 


Tuberculosis — all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


58 
46 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


4 
3 


14 

11 


18 
14 


19 
18 


23 

21 


Other communicable diseases 


3 












1 


1 


1 


2 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


229 
67 
97 

22 

43 


1 
1 

XXX 


2 
1 

XXX 

1 


11 

5 
4 

XXX 

2 


12 

6 

4 

2 


14 
9 

2 

3 


45 

20 

9 

7 

9 


43 
18 

7 

a 

10 


104 

9 

73 
5 

17 


126 
34 
51 
15 
26 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


77 
506 

123 


xyx 


XXX 


XXX 


1 

1 


3 


32 
8 


2 

175 

28 


75 

295 

86 


1 35 

251 

63 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


155 

10 
37 
16 
37 
i 23 


2 
2 


14 

12 
1 


20 
1 

14 
2 


2 

1 


-- 


17 
1 
7 
1 

5 


45 

5 

10 

14 

7 


71 
3 

20 
1 

20 

11 


70 
4 

13 
8 

16 

14 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


9 












2 


3 


*| , 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


1,^55 

46o 

65 


— 


2 


4 


2 
1 
1 


2 

1 
1 


25 

9 
6 


309 
154 

21 


1,112 

295 
36 


729 

230 

33 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


7 
378 
256 

25 

i 35 


1 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


— 


3 

1 


4 
5 
8 

8 


2 
71 
38 

2 

17 


302 

207 

23 

9 


4 
194 

125 
12 

25 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


205 

^7 


1 


12 
2 


18 

3 


11 
1 


5 
3 


19 
6 


52 
9 


100 
25 


111 
2$ 



Central Area (Region 4) — 1940 population: Total 
Coles, Cumberland, De Wirt, Douglas, Edgar 
Macoupin, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Mercer 



1,331,175; Urban 551,587; Rural 
, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, 
.Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, 



779,588. Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Chrisitan, Clark, 
Henderson, Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Macon, 
Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



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TABLE VII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1948 

(Poet not include death ■ of Illinois reaidenta dying outalde the State) 







TOTAL* 






AGE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 
1 month 


unde r 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
year 8 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


924 


37 


53 


62 


10 


14 


70 


247 


520 


358 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


868 


36 


^7 


54 


10 


12 


65 


238 


488 


342 


Diseases of infancy, total 


40 


35 


38 


38 


-- 


— 


l 


1 


— 


18 


Premature birth 


17 


16 


17 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


11 


Maternal causes, total 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


72 


1 


5 


5 


1 


4 


16 


20 


26 


26 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


30 


1 


3 


3 


-- 


— 


3 


8 


16 


14 


Influenza 


7 














4 


3 


2 


Pneumonia 


23 


1 


3 


3 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


13 


12 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Enc ephaliti s —infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-~ 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 
Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 
1 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


3 


3 


1 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


32 
29 


-- 


-- 


J: 


:: 


4 
4 


13 
10 


9 
9 


6 
6 


10 

9 


Other communicable diseases 


1 


-- 


1 


l 




-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


68 


-- 


1 


6 


6 


2 


8 


18 


28 


36 


Motor vehicle 


19 


-- 


-- 


l 


2 


-- 


3 


6 


7 


7 


Home 


28 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


1 


1 


5 


18 


19 


Occupational 


7 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


-- 


2 


Public 


14 


-- 


-- 


3 


3 


1 


1 


3 


3 


8 


Arteriosclerosis 
Cancer 


24 
116 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


12 


52 


24 
52 


17 

^7 


Diabetes 


25 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


1 


9 


13 


8 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


36 


-- 


3 


3 


-- 


2 


4 


15 


12 


9 


Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 


2 
11 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


1 
1 


1 
7 


2 


4 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


3 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 




Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


7 












1 


2 


4 


1 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


4 












1 


2 


1 


1 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


"- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 


327 
79 





— 


2 


1 

1 


3 


12 
6 


86 
32 


222 

40 


117 
31 


Chronic rheumatic 


17 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


7 


7 


4 


Homicide 


3 












3 


— 


-- 


2 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 
Nephritis 


85 
58 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


3 
1 


19 
16 


63 

40 


40 
18 


Prostatic disease 


5 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


5 


"" 


Suicide 


7 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


3 


4 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


33 

23 


1 


3 
3 


5 
3 


-- 


1 

1 


2 
3 


4 
5 


21 
11 


7 
9 



East St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Region 5)- 

Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 
(See masthead for map of State by Regions.) 



-1940 population: Total 316.248; Urban 213,175; Rural 103,073. 



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TABLE VIII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA. FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1948 

(Doe* not include death* of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


year 6 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all cause* 


1,842 


66 


117 


146 


18 


28 


101 


398 


1,150 


1,143 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,702 


64 


105 


130 


14 


22 


89 


370 


1,076 


1,050 


Diseases of infancy, total 


77 


62 


74 


76 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


46 


Premature birth 


21 


21 


21 


21 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


13 


Maternal causes, total 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


2 


— 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


132 


-- 


22 


32 


4 


1 


17 


26 


52 


84 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


64 


-- 


18 


24 


2 


— 


3 


5 


30 


37 


Influenza 


17 


-- 


4 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


11 


10 


Pneumonia 


^7 


-- 


14 


!9, 


2 


-- 


2 


5 


19 


27 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Encephalitis— iniectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


5 


-- 


2 


3 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


2 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


2 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


11 












3 


6 


5 


10 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


40 












11 


15 


14 


28 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


39 












11 


15 


13 


27 


Other communicable diseases 


5 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


115 


-- 


2 


8 


4 


13 


22 


25 


43 


59 


Motor vehicle 


24 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


10 


4 


6 


12 


Home 


45 


-- 


2 


8 


2 


-- 


1 


8 


26 


23 


Occupational 


20 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


9 


7 


1 


8 


Public 


26 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


2 


6 


10 


16 


Arteriosclerosis 


56 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


— 


5 


51 


50 


Cancer 


198 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


17 


69 


109 


115 


Diabetes 


50 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


14 


33 


29 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


82 


2 


7 


12 


2 


1 


4 


22" 


41 


48 


Appendicitis 


7 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


3 


6 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


21 














7 


14 


11 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


14 


2 


6 


9 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


2 


8 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


20 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


12 


12 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


6 














3 


3 


1 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


l 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


630 


! 


-- 


1 


1 


3 


16 


140 


469 


380 


Coronary 


180 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


8 


62 


109 


| 107 


Chronic rheumatic 


26 












1 


5 


20 


! x 7 


Homicide 


5 












2 


1 


2 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


213 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


41 


166 


133 


Nephritis 


ill 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


19 


90 


79 


Prostatic disease 


16 














2 


14 


9 


Suicide 


14 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


2 


6 


5 


12 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


111 


1 


10 


13 


2 


5 


8 


21 


62 


76 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


29 


1 


2 


3 


2 


1 


4 


7 


12 


17 



Southern Area (Region 6)--1940 population: Total 723,047; Urban 228.885; Rural 494,162. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford; Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, 
Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Soli 



Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson. Johnson, 
ne. Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson. 



POLIOMYELITIS IN- ILLINOIS, 1921-1947 



DEATHS 



DEATHS 




1500 



1000 — 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1950 



HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN 

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 

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^- STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 




mJP iU Mm ■Law. IP Hi t^i 

HDIVfSiON OF VITAL STATISTICS AND RECORDS 



1948 Series, Nos. 2, 3, 4 



Springfield, Illinois 



July 30, 1949 



MORTALITY IN 1948 AT A NEW ALL-TIME LOW 
PROGRESS UNCOVERS AND CREATES NEW HEALTH PROBLEMS 



Only 10.4 deaths were recorded in 1948 for 
every thousand inhabitants of Illinois, the lowest 
rate on record. Although the rates in occasional 
earlier years have beennearly as low, none of these 
actually mark as great success in warding off death. 
The significant fact is that in 1948 a much higher 
proportion of the population was in the older ages 
when death is most imminent, while, at the same 
time, the proportion of those in the safest years of 
life, four to eighteen years old, was low as com- 
pared to earlier years. In reporting this milestone 
of health progress it is advisable to assess the 
implications of the facts as well as to describe 
them. Accordingly, this report first tells the im- 
portant facts observed in the 1948 vital statistics. 
The concluding section attempts to interpret the 
meaning of our present stage of development and 
the challenge presented for future progress in 
health. 

THE 1948 RECORD 

While enjoying an unprecedentedly low mor- 
tality, Illinois also maintained a high level of births. 
The birth rate of 20.9 represents a tapering off 
from the recent great boom in births but stands 
substantially above the averages established over 
the years preceding the boom. The continuation of 
a high level of births reflects the full employment 
and general prosperity that has persisted during 
the last few years. New family formation as re- 
flected by marriages has fallen off after the impe- 
tus given by demobilization. Nevertheless, mar- 
riages have continued at a relatively high rate and 
are a guarantee against any precipitate drop in 
birth rates. 

POPULATION GROWTH 

Low death rates coupled with a high level of 



births is bringing Illinois a substantial growth in 
population. At the present rate Illinois population 
would be doubled in seventy years. The present 
annual rate of natural population increase is 10.5 
persons per thousand, second only to the record 
breaking 11.9 in 1947. For the United States as a 
whole the increase was 14.4 per thousand in 1948 
as against 15.7 in 1947. The rate for Illinois is 
understandably lower than the national rate because 
Illinois has a higher proportion of its population at 
the older ages where death is most frequent and 
reproduction has ceased. The current rate at 
which births exceed deaths in Illinois is higher 
than it has been at anytime in the last thirty years. 
From 1921 to 1924 the rate of natural increase 
averaged 8 persons per thousand population. Sub- 
sequent years saw a decline in the rate of natural 
population growthto a low point of 2.5 per thousand 
population in 1936. Rising birth rates coupled with 
steady death rates in the late 30' s and early 40' s 
resulted in higher rates of natural increase. Since 
1946, Illinois population has had a natural growth 
at a rate of over 10 per thousand inhabitants. The 
latest estimate places the number of inhabitants for 
the state at 8,670,000 as of July 1, 1948. The graph 
on the back page of this bulletin portrays how nat- 
ural increase and migration combined to produce 
the population changes from 1921 to 1948 in Illinois. 




TABLE OF CONTENTS 

SECTION PAGE 

I Provisional Vital Statistics for 1948 1-16 

II Health Trends in Illinois, 1940-1948 17-21 

III Vital Statistics for the First Nine Months, 1948 22-30 

IV Vital Statistics for the First Six Months, 1948 31-39 



TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1948 

20.9 
10.4 



1947 

22.9 
11.0 



Note: Rates arc based on estimates of Illinois' population as follows: July 
1, 1948 • 8,670,000; July 1, 1947 - 8,397,000. 

LOWERED MATERNAL & INFANT MORTALITY 

Maternal mortality has been so low in Illinois 
during recent years that the rate is no longer a 
good rule-of -thumb for assessing year to year 
health progress in the state. Only 148 maternal 
deaths were recorded during 1948. This establishes 
a new all-time low maternal death rate of 0.8 deaths 
per thousand live births, not much more than one 
fourth of what it was as recently as 1940. 

While less improvement is to be noted for 
mortality in the first year of life, the infant death 
rate of 27.6 per thousand live births in 1948 is 22 
per cent below 1940. The reduction in mortality 
has been greater for infants over one month of age 
than for those in the first month of life. The 1948 
death rate for babies aged one month to one year 
was 37 per cent below the 1940 rate while the death 
rate for mortality in the first month of life was 15 
per cent below the 1940 rate. Reduction in mor- 
tality from influenza and pneumonia was the great- 
est single factor in the lowered mortality among 
infants between the ages of one month and one year. 
In 1948, only 2 babies died from influenza and pneu- 
monia for every thousand born alive, just one half 
the 1940 rate. 

TABLE B - FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 Month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



There has been a general decline in the risk 
of death from prematurity over the last twenty 
years. Despite this prematurity is the most fre- 
quent cause of death in babies. This toll is so 
heavy that premature birth ranks as the ninth most 
frequent cause of death in the entire population. 

For 1948, the major causes of death, such as 
heart disease, cancer, and cerebral hemorrhage, 
all exhibited reversals of their previous upward 
trend in mortality. Even motor vehicle accidents, 
as well as all other accidents, brought lower mor- 
tality in 1948 than in 1947. As with total deaths, 
we find that not only are the rates for 1948 lower, 
but, except for cancer, the acutal number of deaths 
are also fewer. 

Although the overall death rate for 1948 was 
5 per cent below the 1947 figure, the death rate for 
the communicable diseases was 13 per cent below 
the rate for 1947. The death rate for all commu- 
nicable diseases in 1948 was only 73 per 100,000 



Per 


1,000 


live 1 


births 


1948 


1947 


18.1 


18.9 


20.5 


21.7 


27.6 


28.8 


10.5 


10.2 


0.8 


1.0 



population as compared to 84 deaths per lOO.'OOO 
population in 1947. Tuberculosis mortality con- 
tinued its long decline by dropping from 33.0 deaths 
per 100,000 population to 30.1 in 1948. The absence 
of any real outbreak of influenza and pneumonia 
held deaths from these diseases at reduced levels. 
However, even with this reduced mortality, tuber- 
culosis took 2,609 lives in Illinois during 1948, and 
flu and pneumonia we re re sponsible for 2,711 lives. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES 





Cause 


Number of 
deaths 


Deaths per 
100 thousand 
inhabitants 






1948 


1947 


1948 


1947 


1. 


Heart disease 


33,787 


34,225 


389.7 


407.6 


2. 


Cancer 


13,674 


13,441 


157.7 


160.1 


3. 


Cerebral 












hemorrhage* 


7,125 


7,419 


82.2 


88.4 


4. 


All accidents 


5,623 


5,783 


64.9 


68.9 


5. 


Nephritis 


5,048 


5,235 


58.2 


62.3 


6. 


Diabetes 


2,784 


2,735 


32.1 


32.6 


7. 


Influenza and 












pneumonia 


2,711 


3,279 


31.3 


39.0 


8. 


Tuberculosis 


2,609 


2,770 


30.1 


33.0 


9. 


Premature birth 


1,903 


1,959 


21.9 


23.3 


10. 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,375 


1,431 


15.9 


17.0 



* Intracranial lealonii of vascular origin 

Note: For change in figure* on accidents see footnote to Table D. 

NO DEATHS FROM SMALLPOX FOR TEN YEARS 

For the past ten years there was not a single 
death from smallpox, in Illinois, and for the first 
time, not a single case of smallpox was reported 
during the calendar year 1948. Another first was 
also recorded for scarlet fever, with no deaths 
from this cause in 1948. For the second consec- 
utive year there have been no deaths from rabies in 
the state. Measles, meningococcal meningitis, and 
poliomyelitis, were the only communicable disease: 
which had greater mortality in 1948 than in 1947. 
The 84 measles deaths and the 41,631 cases report- 
ed during the year reflect a cyclical resurgence of 
an endemic disease. Meningitis mortality, at 0.6 
deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, was above the rate 
of 0.5 for 1947. However, meningitis mortality in 
1947 and 1948 was moderate compared to the high 
mortality of 2.0 per 100,000 population for the years 
1943 - 1945. The higher poliomyelitis mortality 
followed an outbreak in the latter half of 1948, 
which was attended by rather high fatalities. 

Deaths from diphtheria and whooping cough 
were few in 1948, but any mortality from these 
preventable diseases is a tragic commentary or 
the failure to immunize the susceptible population, 
Twenty-six deaths from whooping cough were re- 
ported in Illinois during 1948, and over half of thes< 
deaths were among children under one year of age. 

The nephritis death rate of 58.2 per 100.00C 
inhabitants for 1948 is 7 per cent below the rat* 
for 1947 and 16 per cent below the rate for 1946. 
No conclusive evidence has yet been presented as 
to the reason for this decline. One explanation has 
recently been advanced by the National Office oi 
Vital Statistics in the statement: "The lower deatl 
rate for nephritis may possibly be associated witl 



the increase in mortality from heart disease as 
they commonly occur in the same individual.' 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Number of 
deaths 



Deaths per 
100 thousand 
inhabitants 



1948 

5,623 

1,919 

1,846 

552 

1,306 



1947 

5,783 

1,900 

1,855 

662 

1,366 



1948 

64.9 

22.1 

21.3 

6.4 

15.1 



1947 

68.9 

22.6 

22.1 

7.9 

16.3 



Note: The figures in this table have been corrected to include all coroner a per- 
manent certificate* (that auperaede temporary certificate* on which no cause of 
death ia assigned) received up to May 1, 1949. 

Deaths due to allformsof accidents are fourth 
on the list of leading causes of mortality and were 
responsible for 6 percent of all deaths during 1948. 
Home accidents, which accounted for one-third of 
the deaths from all accidental causes, take their 
greatest toll among the aged. Over 61 per cent of 
the 1,846 fatal home accidents in 1948 occurred 
among persons over 65 years of age. That the home 
holds many hazards to the lives of infants is evident 
from the fact that 6 per cent of the deaths from 
accidents in the home in 1948 were among children 
under five years of age and 39 per cent of these 
child deaths occurred among infants less than one 
year old. Half of these infant deaths in the home 
were caused by mechanical suffocation. 

Eighty fewer people took their own lives 
during 1948. Based on present reports, a total 
of 874 suicides were reported in 1948 for a death 
rate 10.1 per 100,000 population as compared to a 
rate of 11.4 for 1947. There were, however, 490 
homicide deaths reported in 1948, an increase of 71 
deaths over the total for 1947. 



HISTOPLASMOSIS DEATHS 

Among the more unusual causes of death, we 
find that there were three reported deaths from 
histoplasmosis during 1948. Since 1944, a total of 
only 7 deaths from histoplasmosis have been re- 
ported in the state. For all three 1948 deaths the 
diagnosis of histoplasmosis was established at 
autopsy. Presumably, the recent heightened in- 
terest in histoplasmosis is encouraging greater 
efforts to recognize the disease. The mass surveys 
for tuberculosis case finding by means of chest 
X-rays and the current emphasis on tests for his- 
toplasmin sensitivity have undoubtedly brought 
about a heightened interest in histoplasmosis. 

MORTALITY BY REGION 

Table E gives the natality rates as well as 
mortality rates for the six regions in the state. 
Region 6 (Southern Area) had the lowest birth rate 
in the state with 18.7 live births per thousand pop- 
ulation while Region 5 (East St. Louis Metropolitan 
Area) had the highest birth rate with 24.2 live births 
per thousand inhabitants. Region 6 also had the 
lowest death rate at 9.7 deaths per thousand pop- 
ulation. However, while tests of completeness of 
registration have not been made in the state for 
some time, such evidence as there is indicates that 
underregistration of births and deaths is negligible 
everywhere except in the Southern portion of the 
state. Therefore the rates for that area tend to 
underestimate actual conditions. However, we see 
that the Southern portion of the state has important 
health problems in that both infant and maternal 
mortality are higher than in the rest of the state. 

There was little appreciable variation in the 
death rates for premature birth for the six regions 
in the state during 1948. Region 3 (Peoria Met- 



TABLE E — NATALITY AND MORTALITY BY REGION OF RESIDENCE, 1948 

(Includes births and deaths of residents occuring outside Illinois reported up to May 1, 1949) 



REGION 1 

Chicago 
Metropolitan 



REGION 2 
Northern 



REGION 3 

Peoria 
Metropolitan 



REGION 4 
Central 



REGION 5 REGION 6 

E. St. Louis 



Metropolitan 



Southe rn 



Live Births 


21.2 


23.0 


23.5 


20.6 


24.2 


18.7 


All Deaths, all causes 


10.2 


11.9 


10.3 


10.6 


10.7 


9.7 


Neonatal Mortality (under 1 mo.) 


20.3 


21.2 


19.0 


19.2 


25.6 


20.9 


Infant Mortality (under 1 yr.) 


27.1 


29.1 


25.4 


26.2 


32.9 


30.6 


Premature birth 


10.8 


10.4 


9.2 


10.0 


12.5 


9.5 


All Maternal causes 


0.7 


0.6 


0.7 


1.0 


0.6 


1.2 


Influenza and Pneumonia 


32.2 


40.8 


38.8 


27.5 


28.1 


26.6 


Tuberculosis 


37.1 


26.4 


21.7 


15.9 


31.3 


21.4 


All Accidents 


58.1 


80.7 


80.1 


74.3 


83.9 


77.3 


Arteriosclerosis 


10.5 


20.9 


32.8 


21.3 


20.5 


32.1 


Cancer 


166.2 


172.7 


139.3 


154.3 


143.7 


125.3 


Diabetes 


33.5 


36.0 


26.8 


32.6 


25.6 


23.0 


Heart Disease 


405.2 


441.2 


337.4 


374.7 


364.8 


330.5 


Intracranial Lesions of 














Vascular Origin 


70.6 


106.5 


72.9 


103.3 


99.6 


104.4 


Nephritis 


55.4 


57.1 


76.3 


70.4 


64.3 


58.3 



Note: The rates for live births and for deaths all causes are per 1,000 population. Maternal and infant causes of death are per 1,000 live births. All other rates are 
per 100,000 population. 



Current Mortality Analyais (Federal Security Agency Vol. VI, No. 3 
(March, 1948)) , p. I. 



ropolitan Area) had the lowest mortality with 9.2 
deaths per thousand live births while Region 5 



(East St. Louis Metropolitan Area) had the highest 
mortality from premature birth with a rate of 12.5. 
It is interesting to note that mortality from 
arteriosclerosis, nephritis, and intracranial lesions 
of vascular origin are lower in Region 1 than in 
the rest of the state while at the same time mor- 
tality from heart disease is high in Region 1. Tuber- 



culosis mortality was highest in Region 1. The 
lowest accident mortality 58.1 perhundred thousand 
population was also recorded in Region 1. Some 
caution must be used in interpreting the rates in 
Table E, since the population estimates used for 
each region are more liable to error than the es- 
timates of total population for the state. 



THE FRUITS OF SUCCESS-NEW PROBLEMS FOR OLD 



Almost unbelievable success has crowned the 
efforts to prevent premature death. Now, only 
about one per cent of the population dies in the course 
of a year despite a greater proportion of old people 
than ever before. The very presence of so many 
oldsters is ample testimony to the achievements in 
preventing premature death. The brilliant record 
of recent years is nowhere more striking than in 
the current low risk of death among babies and 
among mothers. Less than three per cent of the 
babies die in their first year of life and less than 
one per cent of the mothers die from causes asso- 
ciated with childbirth. The communicable diseases 
which were so great a scourge are now numerically 
insignificant among the causes of death, except for 
influenza and pneumonia and pulmonary tuberculo- 
sis. However, death rates from these diseases are 
diminishing year by year. The trend in tuberculo- 
sis has made it plausible that this dreaded scourge 
can be totally eliminated within the foreseeable 
future, provided that control efforts are not only 
maintained but improved. Improved efforts are 
required because any control operation runs into 
the law of diminishing return per unit of effort as 
the ultimate goal draws nearer. Then, there is 
also the sad fact that while even now the disease 
may be practically non-existent in one area, in 
another it can be widespread and serious. In Il- 
linois, our largest city and our southernmost region 
pose alarge anddifficulttuberculosiscontrol prob- 
lem. 

Recognizing that the continuance of present 
success in control over the principal communicable 
diseases depends on unrelaxed vigilance and un- 
diminished effort, it is also time to assess the op- 
portunities and needs for further health protection. 
A large part of our control over the communicable 
diseases rests on sanitation, a particular kind of 
control of environment. At the same time that san- 
itation requirements become larger with the growth 
of population and its increasing concentration in 



urban areas, we face the new environmental prob- 
lems of air pollution whose fatal importance was 
so dramatically emphasized at Donora, Pennsylva- 
nia. Changing industrial processes as well as the 
expansion of industry not only bring in such new 
problems, but intensify all the difficulties of waste 
disposal. None of these show up in vital statistics 
until after "the fat is in the fire." Nevertheless, 
they must always be kept in mind when interpreting 
the situations reflected by the official statistics of 
birth and death. 

What, then, are the present and future health 
problems which are directly reflected in our vital 
statistics? Are there any serious new concerns 
when we review such a favorable picture as can be 
drawn from the 1948 vital statistics? Is there a 
"clear and present danger" in the situation we now 
encounter? Is there opportunity for further real 
progress? 

THE IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION 
TRENDS. The most important single fact about 
our population is that we are becoming a nation of 
old people. The year by year success in postpone- 
ing death has at every stage, of course, contributed 
to the size of the population at older ages with a 
strong cumulative effect. In every census since 
1900 a larger proportion of the population has shown 
up at ages over 35 years and a decreasing propor- 
tion at the ages under 35. The proportion of those 
over 65 years has grown fastest. The following 
table shows up this situation and gives the best 
informed forecasts of the next three decennial enu- 
merations of the population of the United States. 

In Illinois the proportion of elders has grown 
faster than for the nation as a whole ever since 
1930. In 1940 Illinois had 7.2 per cent of its pop- 
ulation over 65 years old and in 1950 these elders 
will constitute at least 8 per cent of all the state's 
population. 

The result of all this is that persons in the 
productive working ages will have to produce more 



PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION IN EACH AGE GROUP, U.S., 1900 - 1970 



Year 


Under 
5 Years 


5-14 
Years 


15-24 
Years 


25-34 
Years 


35-44 
Years 


45-64 
Years 


65 Yrs. 
And Over 


1900 


12.1 


22.4 


19.7 


15.9 


12.1 


13.7 


4.1 


1910 


11.6 


20.5 


19.8 


16.5 


12.7 


14.6 


4.3 


1920 


11.0 


20.9 


17.7 


16.2 


13.4 


16.1 


4.7 


1930 


9.3 


20.1 


18.3 


15.4 


14.0 


17.5 


5.4 


1940 


8.0 


17.0 


18.2 


16.3 


13.9 


19.9 


6.7 


1950* 


9.2 


17.2 


15.1 


15.9 


14.2 


21.0 


7.7 


1960* 


7.6 


17.2 


15.8 


13.8 


14.3 


22.1 


9.2 


1970* 


7.9 


15.4 


15.9 


14.5 


12.5 


23.5 


10.5 



'Forcasts of The Population of The United States, 1945-1975 (United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of The Census), Table VI. p. 95. 



food, shelter, clothing, and all the necessaries of 
life. Although some of the population over 65 years 
old continue to produce the things that keep our 
economy going, their contribution to the actual pro- 
duction is small in comparison to the demands of 
non-producing consumers in the older ages. This 
situation is intensified by the fact that at the older 
ages women considerably outnumber men. 

As we face this problem, we also encounter 
the fact that, for a time, we will have an actual 
decrease in the number of persons entering the la- 
bor force. The children born in the depression 
years of the nineteen thirties are now coming of 
age. In those years the birth rate dropped off so 
sharply that total births were lower than at any 
time subsequent to the war depressed baby produc- 
tion in 1917-18. 

These basic facts about our population portend 
many important developments in our social and 
economic structure. From the health viewpoint 
they place new and difficult demands on health serv- 
ices. In order to maintain the necessary pro- 
ductivity of the working force it will hardly be suff- 
icient just to postpone death a little longer. Nu- 
merous studies have demonstrated that loss of work 
time due to disability fromillness, injury, and death 
is not only costly, but is a major factor in holding 
production below optimum levels. The disadvantage 
of such disability increases with the skill of the 
worker. Therefore, with increasing dependence on 
skilled workers and a need for greater productivity 
from those workers, it is obvious that our best 
hope is to protect ourselves from work losses by 
maintaining our working force at the highest pos- 
ible level of vigor and health. This means that we 
face a new type of responsibility, namely, that of 
preventing every type of disability, mental as well 
as physical, that may occur in the adult members 
of the labor force. 

THE NEWER FIELDS FOR HEALTH PROTEC - 
TION. Merely a casual glance at mortality statis- 
tics reveals that any further real progress in 
preventing premature death is not only dependent 



upon our ability to minimize deaths among adults 
under 65, but upon successfully combating the de- 
generative diseases that accompany aging. Heart 
disease, cancer, cerebral hemorrhage, nephritis, 
and accidents account for over half the deaths at 
age 25 to 44 and over three-fourths of the deaths 
at age 45 to 64. Except for the common cold, men- 
tal disease, and certain temporary female dis- 
orders, these same conditions also contribute more 
than any other group to non-fatal disability. 

The fact that most accidents are held prevent- 
able demonstrates the need for redoubled efforts at 
accident prevention. The public health movement 
has really only made a small beginning on programs 
for accident prevention. It is felt there is a definite 
ieed for an overall attack on the problem to sup- 
plement and coordinate the specialized programs 
for highway safety, industrial safety, etc. 

Real success with the degenerative diseases 
depends heavily on research to uncover new knowl- 
edge and new methods. However, the present stage 
of knowledge is sufficient to produce important 
gains if applied. It has been pointed out that the 
public health movement would have been tardy 
indeed had it waited for the final, effective tools 
before making any attempt at control of malaria 
and typhoid. Belief that the public health movement 
can and should do something about these newer pro- 
blems has already crystallized in the Congress. 
Large appropriations have already been made (or 
are in the making) to attack these newer problems. 
At the same time, the very existence of these pro- 
blems has done much to precipitate the entire con- 
troversy over methods for medical care. 

The picture that is drawn from our current 
vital statistics amply demonstrates the need for 
action on new concerns by the public health move- 
ment. The statistical picture also points up real 
opportunities for important progress. The danger 
from the favorable aspects of the statistical picture 
is complacency brought about by a partial victory. 
Such danger may not be entirely clear, but is cer- 
tainly ever present. 



STATE OF ILLINOIS 

ADLAI E. STEVENSON 
GOVERNOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

ROLAND R. CROSS, M.D. 
D I RECTOR 



^BULLETI N 



RELEASED FOR THE USE OF PROFESSIONAL WORKERS IN HEALTH 

address mail FOR the HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN to 

0. k. sagen, ph.d., chief 

Division of vital Statistics and Records 



TABLE I. LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, 1948 

(All registrations within the State) 



County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 

Chicago 
Downstate 


8,670,000 
3,757,433 
4,912,567 


180,987 

77,406 

103,581 


3275 
1478 
1797 


89850 
37875 
51975 


La Salle 
Lawrence 
Lee 
Livingston 


107,398 
21,096 
37,483 
41,694 


2,350 
114 
730 
722 


57 

5 

13 

14 


1,077 
151 
509 

459 


Adams 


71,408 


1,650 


25 


835 


Logan 


3 1 , 92 1 


566 


11 


411 


Alexander 


27,992 


749 


23 


350 


McDonough 


29,044 


680 


15 


335 


Bond 


14,528 


25 


-- 


88 


McHenry 


38,383 


732 


14 


399 


Boone 


16,411 


448 


7 


214 


McLean 


80,629 


1,913 


36 


864 


Brown 


7,870 


40 


1 


66 


Macon 


93,634 


2,645 


41 


1,013 


Bureau 


37,937 


818 


11 


413 


Macoupin 


46,862 


276 


9 


386 


Calhoun 


7,992 


80 


1 


50 


Madison 


165,736 


3,949 


75 


1,701 


Carroll 


18,117 


320 


6 


211 


Marion 


52,236 


1,166 


22 


442 


Cass 


16,621 


390 


5 


172 


Marshall 


13,215 


12 


-- 


68 


Champaign 


77,200 


2,563 


40 


770 


Mason 


15,431 


38 


-- 


98 


Christian 


41,843 


840 


15 


377 


Massac 


14,976 


216 


6 


172 


Clark 


18,573 


67 


1 


160 


Menard 


10,619 


35 


1 


53 


Clay 


18,956 


139 


2 


99 


Mercer 


17,651 


18 


2 


101 


Clinton 


23,250 


407 


8 


182 


Monroe 


12,674 


8 


1 


89 


Coles 


42,022 


996 


19 


418 


Montgomery 


37,295 


960 


18 


472 


Cook 


4,553,336 


94,344 


1753 


46,634 


Morgan 


39,632 


823 


17 


754 


Crawford 


21,382 


426 


7 


255 


Moultrie 


13,478 


32 


1 


129 


Cumberland 


11,451 


46 


2 


93 


Ogle 


30,250 


381 


6 


265 


De Kalb 


37,298 


1,100 


12 


437 


Peoria 


170,583 


4,864 


73 


2,062 


De Witt 


18,368 


235 


4 


164 


Perry 


25,439 


511 


9 


212 


Douglas 


17,790 


374 


9 


170 


Piatt 


14,590 


199 


4 


120 


Du Page 


115,180 


1,996 


28 


1,024 


Pike 


25, 104 


394 


4 


231 


Edgar 


26,255 


460 


10 


265 


Pope 


7,719 


60 


-- 


57 


Edwards 


8,962 


58 


-- 


73 


Pulaski 


15,877 


137 


2 


147 


Effingham 


22,357 


931 


11 


287 


Putnam 


5,295 


2 


-- 


24 


Fayette 


28,867 


595 


11 


235 


Randolph 


34,034 


696 


11 


324 


Ford 


15,161 


*66 


1 


136 


Richland 


18,367 


653 


11 


295 


Franklin 


58,375 


693 


15 


457 


Rock Island 


126,051 


3,278 


61 


1,460 


Fulton 


48,275 


796 


16 


452 


St. Clair 


185,672 


4,165 


77 


1,944 


Gallatin 


11,429 


129 


2 


77 


Saline 


41,549 


977 


13 


425 


Creene 


20,332 


388 


10 


146 


Sangamon 


130,276 


3,358 


58 


1,597 


Grundy 


18,781 


307 


8 


152 


Schuyler 


11, 166 


108 


4 


86 


Hamilton 


13,108 


236 


4 


113 


Scott 


8,084 


20 


1 


51 


Hancock 


26,129 


191 


2 


207 


Shelby 


26,036 


357 


4 


228 


Hardin 


7,733 


123 


1 


67 


Stark 


8,853 


4 


-- 


35 


Henderson 


8,858 


19 


1 


44 


Stephenson 


44,279 


1,212 


23 


527 


Henry 


47,579 


1,018 


15 


511 


Tazewell 


64,141 


1,002 


20 


428 


Iroquois 


32,451 


552 


12 


265 


Union 


21,554 


436 


15 


457 


Jackson 


41,206 


1,048 


14 


416 


Vermilion 


95,507 


2, 103 


28 


1,059 


Jasper 


13,022 


43 


-- 


77 


Wabash 


13,935 


135 


2 


154 


Jefferson 


36,984 


936 


17 


365 


Warren 


22,896 


586 


12 


229 


Jersey 


13,761 


74 


4 


103 


Washington 


15,552 


42 


1 


97 


Jo Daviess 


19,990 


50 


1 


191 


Wayne 


21,767 


224 


4 


131 


Johnson 


10,432 


114 


1 


86 


White 


20,093 


222 


1 


16.6 


Kane 


144,689 


4,588 


59 


2,212 


Whiteside 


47,195 


1,180 


18 


410 


Kankakee 


66,902 


1,507 


30 


1,472 


Will 


126,400 


2,731 


44 


1,271 


Kendall 


11, 106 


4 


-- 


89 


Williamson 


56,401 


984 


17 


625 


Knox 


57,249 


1,268 


17 


568 


Winnebago 


134,778 


3,488 


75 


1,252 


Lake 


134,740 


4,017 


76 


1,409 


Woodford 


19,212 


29 


2 


141 



Estimated population 



of July I, 1948. 



TABLE II. ALL DEATHS IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, 1948 







(All 


registrations within th 


e State) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






,., 

IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all age*— all causes 


89,850 


3,705 


5,000 


5,830 


759 


1,570 


7,310 


27,528 


46,849 


19,111 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


85,848 


3,623 


4,746 


5,444 


630 


1,416 


6,698 


26,330 


45,326 


18,188 


Diseases of infancy, total 


4,038 


3,433 


3,829 


3,920 


35 


23 


36 


22 


2 


289 


Premature birth 


1,903 


1,875 


1,903 


1,903 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


105 


Maternal causes, total 


148 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


43 


101 


4 


XXX 


13 


Puerperal septicemia 


53 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


15 


37 


1 


XXX 


4 


Puerperal toxemia 


27 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


7 


19 


1 


XXX 


3 


Communicable diseases, total 


6,326 


135 


553 


807 


149 


262 


1,237 


1,987 


1,884 


1,798 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


2,711 


133 


480 


595 


42 


27 


235 


631 


1,181 


558 


Influenza 


132 


-- 


20 


30 


2 


2 


11 


19 


68 


43 


Pneumonia 


2,579 


133 


460 


565 


40 


25 


224 


612 


1,113 


515 


Diphtheria 


10 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


3 


1 


__ 


3 


3 


Dysentery— all forms 


16 


-- 


3 


6 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


6 


4 


Encephalitis— infectious 


19 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


4 


9 


3 


8 


Measles 


84 


-- 


11 


51 


25 


2 


6 


-- 


-- 


15 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


55 


-- 


11 


30 


8 


2 


5 


8 


2 


7 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


26 


-- 


16 


26 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


7 


Poliomyelitis 


65 


-- 


1 


10 


24 


15 


16 


-- 


-- 


9 


Rheumatic fever 


42 


-- 


-- 


5 


16 


7 


7 


5 


2 


6 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


Syphilis 


596 


2 


3 


3 


1 


2 


77 


306 


207 


236 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


2,609 


-- 


18 


64 


25 


200 


860 


1,004 


456 


929 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2,387 


-- 


5 


21 


12 


178 


790 


952 


434 


898 


Other communicable diseases 


93 


-- 


8 


13 


6 


4 


24 


22 


24 


16 


Accidents— all forms, total 


5,623 


17 


124 


320 


274 


608 


1,060 


1,392 


1,967 


1,360 


Motor vehicle 


1,919 


-- 


6 


67 


118 


360 


498 


510 


366 


580 


Home 


1,846 


12 


106 


214 


63 


34 


130 


270 


1,135 


330 


Occupational 


552 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


66 


185 


243 


58 


147 


Public 


1,306 


5 


12 


39 


93 


148 


247 


369 


408 


303 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,375 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


3 


103 


1,269 


633 


Cancer 


13,674 


-- 


2 


39 


35 


84 


1,030 


5,696 


6,789 


2,403 


Diabetes 


2,784 


-- 


1 


4 


13 


20 


90 


1,030 


1,627 


455 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


3,867 


26 


204 


279 


57 


54 


492 


1,558 


1,427 


511 


Appendicitis 


267 


1 


1 


17 


25 


20 


48 


89 


68 


14 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1,188 


1 


13 


16 


3 


1 


195 


582 


391 


190 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


242 


21 


150 


170 


3 


7 


15 


14 


33 


46 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


655 


-- 


23 


34 


8 


4 


52 


234 


323 


80 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


633 


1 


3 


3 


2 


4 


73 


298 


253 


62 


Coite r —exophthalmic 


164 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


16 


75 


68 


26 


Heart disease, total 


33,787 


2 


10 


28 


39 


112 


1,596 


10,709 


21,302 


7,495 


Coronary 


8,593 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


14 


436 


3,672 


4,468 


2,131 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,526 


-- 


1 


3 


22 


43 


305 


564 


589 


314 


Homicide 


490 


9 


12 


15 


5 


82 


276 


92 


20 


48 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


7,125 


1 


8 


16 


5 


23 


227 


1,950 


4,904 


1,735 


Nephritis 


5,048 


-- 


3 


16 


17 


54 


297 


1,255 


3,409 


1,093 


Prostatic disease 


525 












1 


75 


449 


60 


Suicide 


874 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


46 


236 


382 


209 


269 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


3,968 


80 


250 


380 


126 


152 


603 


1,191 


1,516 


909 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


34 


2 


4 


6 


3 


2 


9 


7 


7 


14 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

ENTIRE STATE--1940 population: Total 7,897.241; Urban 5,809.650; Ri 
For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal geographic Regions 
Communicable riseases for Principal Areas of the State by Occ 



iral 2,087.591. 

of the State see Review 

irrence and Residence 1 



of Illinois 
941-1944.' 



Health Statistics No. 1, "Summary of Births. Deaths, and 



THE SIX MAJOR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS 



KEY 




OR '\ INDICATES 
CITY OF OVER 10,000 (pi? 
POPULATION 



POPULATION — 1940 CENSUS 



REGION 1 -CHICAGO METROPOLITAN 



Cook County 4,063,342 

Ber.yi 48,451 

Blue Island 16,638 

Brookfield 10,817 

Calumet City 13.214 

Chicago 3,396,808 

Chicago Heights 22,461 

Cicero 64,712 

ElmwoodPark 13,689 

Evan st on 65,389 

Forest Park 14,840 

Ha rvey 17,878 

LaGrange 10,479 

Maywood 26,648 

Melrose Park 10,933 

Oak Pa rk 66.015 

Park Ridge 12,063 

Wilmette 17,226 

Winnetka 12,430 

DuPage County 103,480 

Elmhurst 15,458 

Kane County 130,206 

Aurora 47,170 

Elgin 38,3 33 

Lake County 121,094 

Highland Park 14,476 

Waukegan 34,241 

Will County 114,210 

Joliet 42,365 

RECION 2 —NORTHERN 

Boone County 15,202 

Bureau County 37,600 

Carroll County 17,987 

DeKalb County 34,388 

Grundy County 18,398 

Henry County 43,798 

Kewanee 16,901 

Jo Daviess County 19,989 

•Incorporated places of 2,500 population or more are considered urban and places i 



3,956,153 


107,189 


48,451 


— 


16,638 


— 


10,817 


— 


13.214 


— 


3,396,808 


— 


22,461 


— 


64.712 


— 


13,689 


— 


65,389 


— 


14,840 


— 


17,878 


— 


10,479 


— 


26,648 


— 


10.933 


— 


66,015 


— 


12,063 


— 


17,226 


— 


12,430 


— 


73,204 


30,276 


15,458 


— 


99.984 


30,222 


47,170 


— 


38,333 


— 


79,652 


41,442 


14,476 


— 


34,241 


— 


47,608 


66,602 


42,365 


- 


8,094 


7,108 


10.234 


27,366 


4,792 


13,195 


16,456 


17,932 


6,145 


12,253 


23,537 


20,261 


16,901 


— 


4,126 


15,863 



AREA POPULATI 

Kankakee County 60,877 

Kankakee 22,241 

Kendall County 11,105 

LaSalle County 97,801 

LaSalle 12,812 

Ottawa 16,005 

Streator 14,930 

Lee County 34,604 

Dixon 10,671 

McHenry County 37,311 

Ogle County 29,869 

Putnam County 5,289 

Rock Island County 113,323 

EastMoline 12,359 

Moline 34,608 

Rock Island 42,775 

Stephenson County 40,646 

Freeport 22,366 

Whiteside County 43,338 

Sterling 11,363 

Winnebago 121,178 

Rockford 84,637 

REGION 3 —PEORIA METROPOLITAN 

Peoria County 153,374 

Peoria 105,087 

Tazewell County 58,362 

Pekin 19,407 

REGION 4— CENTRAL 

Adams County 65,229 

Quincy 40.469 

Brown County 8,053 

Calhoun County 8,207 

Cass County 16,245 

Champaign County 70,578 

Champaign 23,302 

Urbana 14,064 

Christian County 38.564 

Clark County 18,842 

Coles County 38.470 

Mattoon 15,827 

Cumberland County 11,698 

DeWitt County 18,244 

Douglas County 17,590 

Edgar County 24,430 

Ford County 15,007 

Fulton County 44,627 

Canton 11.577 

Greene County 20,292 

Hancock County 26,297 

Henderson County 8,949 

Iroquois County 32,496 

Jersey County 13,636 

Knox County 52,250 

Galesburg 28,876 

Livingston County 38,838 

Logan County 29,438 

Lincoln 12,752 

McDonough County 26,944 

McLean County 73,930 

Macon County 84.693 

Decatur 59,305 

Macoupin County 46,304 

Ma r shall County 13,179 

Mason County 15.358 

Menard County 10,663 

Mercer County 17,701 

Montgomery County 34,499 

Morgan County 36,378 

Jacksonville 19,844 

Moultrie County 13,477 

Piatt County 14,659 

Pike County 25,340 

Sangamon County 117,912 

Springfield 75,503 

Schuyler County 11,430 

Scott County 8,176 

Shelby County 26,290 

Stark County 8,881 

Vermilion County 86,791 

Warren County 21,286 

Woodford County 19,124 

REGION 5 -EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN 

Madison County 149,349 

Alton 31,255 

Granite City 22.974 

St. Clair County 166,899 

Belleville 28,405 

East Saint Louis ;... 75,609 

REGION 6 -SOUTHERN 

Alexander County 25,496 

Cairo 14,407 

Bond County 14,540 

ClayCounty 18,947 

Clinton County 22,912 

Crawford County 21,294 

Edwards County 8,974 

Effingham County 22,034 

Fayette County 29,159 

Franklin County 53,137 

West Frankfort 12,383 

Gallatin County 11,414 

Hamilton County 13,454 

Hardin County 7,759 

Jackson County 37,920 

Jasper County 13,431 

Jefferson County 34,375 

Mount Vernon 14,724 

Johnson County 10,727 

Lawrence County 21.075 

Marion County 47,989 

Centralia 16.343 

Massac County 14,937 

Monroe County 12,754 

Perry County 23,438 

Pope County 7,999 

Pulaski County 15,875 

Randolph County 33,608 

Richland County 17,137 

Saline County 38,066 

Harrisburg 11,453 

Union County 21,528 

Wabash County 13,724 

Washington County 15,801 

Wayne County 22,092 

White County 20.027 

Williamson County 51.424 



ON — 1940 


CENSUS 


Urban* 


Rural* 


25,930 


34,947 


22,241 


— 


— 


1 1 , 1 05 


65,338 


32,46) 


12,812 


— 


16,005 


— 


14,930 


— 


10,671 


23,933 


10,671 


— 


13,161 


24,150 


7,025 


22,844 


— 


5,289 


92.732 


20,591 


12,359 


— 


34.608 


— 


42.775 


— 


22,366 


18,280 


22,366 


— 


22,122 


21,216 


11,363 


— 


87,462 


33,716 


84,637 


- 


109,463 


43,911 


105,087 


— 


29.748 


28.614 


19,407 


— 


40,469 


24,760 


40,469 


— 


— 


8,053 


— 


8,207 


6,505 


9,920 


37,366 


33.212 


23,302 


— 


14,064 


— 


14,279 


24,285 


5,301 


13,541 


24,024 


14,446 


15,827 


— 


— 


11,698 


6,331 


11,913 


2,838 


14,752 


9,281 


15,149 


3,106 


11.901 


11,577 


33.050 


11,577 


— 


5,582 


14,710 


2,575 


23,722 


— 


8,949 


3,744 


28,752 


4,809 


8,827 


32,094 


20,156 


28,876 


— 


9,585 


29,253 


12,752 


16,686 


12,752 


— 


11,670 


15,274 


39,851 


34,079 


59,305 


25,388 


59,305 


— 


19,217 


27,087 


— 


13,179 


3,999 


11,359 


2,586 


8,077 


2,593 


15.108 


14,124 


20,375 


19,844 


16,534 


19.844 


— 


3,101 


10,376 


2,523 


12,136 


2,884 


22,456 


75,503 


42,409 


75.503 


— 


— 


11,430 


— 


8,176 


4,092 


22,198 


— 


8,881 


48,981 


37,810 


9,096 


12,190 


- 


19,124 


104,638 


44,711 


31,255 


— 


22,974 


— 


108.537 


58,362 


28,405 


— 


75,609 


— 


14,407 


11,089 


14,407 


— 


3,391 


11,149 


5,474 


13,473 


3,225 


19,687 


4,311 


16,983 


— 


8,974 


6,180 


15,854 


5,288 


23.871 


26,594 


26.543 


12.383 


— 


— 


11,414 


2,528 


10,926 


— 


7,759 


17,526 


20,394 


— 


13,431 


14,724 


19,651 


14,724 


— 


— 


10,727 


6,213 


14,862 


23,028 


24,961 


16,343 


— 


6,287 


8,650 


— 


12.754 


10,661 


12,777 


— 


7.999 


— 


15.875 


8,744 


24.834 


7.831 


9.306 


16,344 


21.722 


11,453 


— 


4,092 


17,436 


6,987 


6.737 


— 


15.801 


4,008 


18.084 


4,098 


15.929 


26.914 


24,510 



nstdered rural. 



TABLE III. BIRTHS, DEATHS ALL CAUSES, AND INFANT DEATHS BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE, 1948 







(Incluc 


es births and deaths o 


residents 


occurring 


outside Illinois re] 


orted up to 


May 1, 1949) 








COUNTY OF 
RESIDENCE 


LIVE BIRTHS 


DEATHS 
ALL CAUSES 


INFANT 
DEATHS 


COUNTY OF 
RESIDENCE 


LIVE BIRTHS 


DEATHS 
ALL CAUSES 


INFANT 
DEATHS 




Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 




Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


Entire State * 


184, 199^ 


21.2 


91,156 


10.5 


5,103 


27.7 


La Salle 
Lawrence 


2,103 
378 


19.6 
17.9 


1,065 
211 


9.9 

10.0 


49 
11 


23.3 
29.1 


Chicago 


78,191 


20.8 


39,263 


10.4 


2,154 


27.5 


Lee 


728 


19.4 


517 


13.8 


58 


79.7 


Downstate 


106,008 


21.6 


51,893 


10.6 


2,949 


27.8 


Livingston 


802 


19.2 


430 


10.3 


15 


18.7 


Adams 


1,385 


19.4 


763 


10.7 


38 


27.4 


Logan 


472 


14.8 


403 


12.6 


14 


29.7 


Alexander 


454 


16.2 


266 


9.5 


18 


39.6 


McDonough 


597 


20.6 


323 


11.1 


11 


18.4 


Bond 


286 


19.7 


158 


10.9 


7 


24.5 


McHenry 


1,084 


28.2 


466 


12.1 


42 


38.7 


Boone 


382 


23.3 


205 


12.5 


11 


28.8 


McLean 


1,681 


20.8 


798 


9.9 


32 


19.0 


Brown 


139 


17.7 


83 


10.5 


4 


28.8 


Macon 


2,304 


24.6 


925 


9.9 


69 


29.9 


Bureau 


705 


18.6 


400 


10.5 


16 


22.7 


Macoupin 


840 


17.9 


570 


12.2 


27 


32.1 


Calhoun 


136 


17.0 


66 


8.3 


3 


22.1 


Madison 


4,047 


24.4 


1,740 


10.5 


106 


26.2 


Carroll 


422 


23.3 


250 


13.8 


11 


26.1 


Marion 


941 


18.0 


425 


8.1 


28 


29.8 


Cass 


343 


20.6 


182 


11.0 


11 


32.1 


Marshall 


254 


19.2 


113 


8.6 


8 


31.5 


Champaign 


2,490 


32.3 


706 


9.1 


45 


18.1 


Mason 


304 


19.7 


181 


11.7 


6 


19.7 


Christian 


756 


18.1 


388 


9.3 


23 


30.4 


Massac 


224 


15.0 


178 


11.9 


10 


44.6 


Clark 


306 


16.5 


228 


12.3 


11 


35.9 


Menard 


206 


19.4 


94 


8.9 


1 


4.9 


Clay 


380 


20.0 


164 


8.7 


8 


21.1 


Mercer 


342 


19.4 


173 


9.8 


7 


20.5 


Clinton 


537 


23.1 


200 


8.6 


7 


13.0 


Monroe 


240 


18.9 


135 


10.7 


5 


20.8 


Coles 


901 


21.4 


438 


10.4 


26 


28.9 


Montgomery 


640 


17.2 


355 


9.5 


18 


28.1 


Cook 


95,015 


20.9 


47,076 


10.3 


2,584 


27.2 


Morgan 


608 


15.3 


684 


17.3 


22 


36.2 


Crawford 


417 


19.5 


263 


12.3 


18 


43.2 


Moultrie 


283 


21.0 


158 


11.7 


4 


14.1 


Cumberland 


200 


17.5 


134 


11.7 


5 


25.0 


Ogle 


713 


23.6 


324 


10.7 


19 


26.6 


De Kalb 


933 


25.0 


405 


10.9 


22 


23.6 


Peoria 


3,823 


22.4 


1,856 


10.9 


101 


26.4 


De Witt 


360 


19.6 


206 


11.2 


13 


36.1 


Perry 


452 


17.8 


203 


8.0 


15 


33.2 


Douglas 


344 


19.3 


176 


9.9 


7 


20.3 


Piatt 


302 


20.7 


155 


10.6 


10 


33.1 


Du Page 


2,878 


25.0 


1,053 


9.1 


75 


26.1 


Pike 


483 


19.2 


284 


11.3 


10 


20.7 


Edgar 


482 


18.4 


254 


9.7 


11 


22.8 


Pope 


114 


14.8 


84 


10.9 


3 


26.3 


Edwards 


199 


22.2 


114 


12.7 


7 


35.2 


Pulaski 


249 


15.7 


183 


11.5 


11 


44.2 


Effingham 


548 


24.5 


202 


9.0 


12 


21.9 


Putnam 


88 


16.6 


53 


10.0 


1 


11.4 


Fayette 


528 


18.3 


235 


8.1 


12 


22.7 


Randolph 


567 


16.6 


305 


9.0 


28 


49.4 


Ford 


370 


24.4 


157 


10.4 


11 


29.7 


Richland 


377 


20.5 


197 


10.7 


9 


23.9 


Franklin 


956 


16.4 


522 


8.9 


30 


31.4 


Rock Island 


3,068 


24.3 


1,418 


11.2 


87 


28.4 


Fulton 


860 


17.8 


479 


9.9 


31. 


36.0 


St. Clair 


4,451 


24.0 


2,032 


10.9 


174 


39.1 


Gallatin 


218 


19.1 


112 


9.8 


8 


36.7 


Saline 


658 


15.8 


400 


9.6 


25 


38.0 


Greene 


320 


15.7 


181 


8.9 


9 


28.1 


Sangamon 


2,889 


22.2 


1,380 


10.6 


92 


31.8 


Grundy 


446 


23.7 


192 


10.2 


14 


31.4 


Schuyler 


197 


17.6 


110 


9.9 


4 


20.3 


Hamilton 


261 


19.9 


128 


9.8 


4 


15.3 


Scott 


150 


18.6 


91 


11.3 


5 


33.3 


Hancock 


515 


19.7 


325 


12.4 


14 


27.2 


Shelby 


491 


18.9 


281 


10.8 


9 


18.3 


Hardin 


174 


22.5 


80 


10.3 


6 


34.5 


Stark 


190 


21.5 


88 


9.9 


5 


26.3 


Henderson 


177 


20.0 


76 


8.6 


3 


16.9 


Stephenson 


874 


19.7 


460 


10.4 


28 


32.0 


Henry 


951 


20.0 


497 


10.4 


21 


22.1 


Tazewell 


1,693 


26.4 


551 


8.6 


39 


23.0 


Iroquois 


705 


21.7 


302 


9.3 


17 


24.1 


Union 


404 


18.7 


480 


22.3 


19 


47.0 


Jackson 


851 


20.7 


401 


9.7 


23 


27.0 


Vermilion 


1,906 


20.0 


1,010 


10.6 


50 


26.2 


Jasper 


261 


20.0 


136 


10.4 


5 


19.2 


Wabash 


283 


20.3 


175 


12.6 


10 


35.3 


Jefferson 


787 


21.3 


340 


9.2 


22 


28.0 


Warren 


475 


20.7 


220 


9.6 


13 


27.4 


Jersey 


302 


21.9 


148 


10.8 


7 


23.2 


Washington 


275 


17.7 


148 


9.5 


6 


21.8 


Jo Daviess 


461 


23.1 


278 


13.9 


15 


32.5 


Wayne 


449 


20.6 


188 


8.6 


14 


31.2 


Johnson 


180 


17.3 


102 


9.8 


10 


55.6 


White 


454 


2". 6 


212 


10.6 


17 


37.4 


Kane 


3,090 


21.4 


1,952 


13.5 


80 


25.9 


Whiteside 


1.265 


26.8 


467 


9.9 


29 


22.9 


Kankakee 


1,411 


21.1 


1,463 


21.9 


45 


31.9 


Will 


2,697 


21.3 


1,274 


10.1 


82 


30.4 


Kendall 


271 


24.4 


140 


12.6 


7 


25.8 


Williamson 


969 


17.2 


565 


10.0 


34 


35.1 


Knox 


1,194 


20.9 


589 


10.3 


34 


28.5 


Winnebago 


3,528 


26.2 


1,267 


9.4 


80 


22.7 


Lake 


3,834 


28.5 


1,310 


9.7 


96 


25.0 


Woodford 


458 


23.8 


207 


10.8 


9 


19.7 



* County of resid 
Note: Live birth 



ence unknown for 8 live 
and death rates are per 



births, 19 deaths, and 5 
1,000 population. Infant 



infant deaths, 
death rates are per 



1 ,000 live births. 



10 



TABLE 



IV, 



ALL DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS, 1948 



(Includes deaths 


of resident 


occurring* 


outside Illinois reported up to May 


1. 1949) 










TOTAL* 






ACE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 1 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over f 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


91,156 


3,780 


5,103 


5,959 


782 


1,599 


7,415 


28,009 


47,384 


22,850 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


87,033 


3,696 


4,841 


5,560 


650 


1,440 


6,779 


26,779 


45,817 


21,632 


Diseases of infancy, total 


4,112 


3,498 


3,905 


3,998 


32 


23 


34 


23 


2 


977 


Premature birth 


1,947 


1,918 


1,947 


1,947 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


430 


Maternal causes, total 


145 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


40 


101 


4 


XXX 


39 


Puerperal septicemia 


51 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


12 


38 


1 


XXX 


13 


Puerperal toxemia 


28 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


7 


20 


1 


XXX 


8 


Communicable diseases, total 


6,452 


140 


566 


825 


154 


264 


1,252 


2,040 


1,916 


1,583 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


2,755 


138 


488 


605 


43 


27 


241 


639 


1,200 


721 


Influenza 


138 


-- 


22 


32 


2 


2 


11 


19 


72 


62 


Pneumonia 


2,617 


138 


466 


573 


41 


25 


230 


620 


1,128 


659 


Diphtheria 


9 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


Dysentery— all forms 


16 


-- 


4 


7 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


6 


3 


Enc epha litis— infectious 


20 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


4 


10 


3 


6 


Measles 


83 


-- 


10 


50 


25 


2 


6 


-- 


-- 


25 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


55 


-- 


11 


29 


8 


1 


5 


10 


2 


14 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


28 


-- 


18 


28 












13 


Poliomyelitis 


68 


— 


1 


11 


25 


16 


16 


"" 


-- 


22 


Rheumatic fever 


43 


-- 


-- 


5 


16 


7 


9 


5 


1 


12 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


__ 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


613 


2 


3 


3 


1 


2 


77 


317 


213 


248 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


2,655 


-- 


18 


66 


26 


201 


864 


1,034 


463 


477 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2,436 


-- 


5 


22 


12 


181 


796 


983 


441 


456 


Other communicable diseases 


107 


-- 


11 


17 


8 


5 


28 


24 


25 


38 


Accidents— all forms, total 


5,750 


18 


125 


335 


286 


623 


1,078 


1,420 


2,004 


1,719 


Motor vehicle 


1,926 


-- 


5 


67 


116 


360 


491 


520 


371 


623 


Home 


1,871 


12 


106 


218 


66 


35 


135 


269 


1,148 


580 


Occupational 


548 


XXX 


' XXX 


XXX 


1 


58 


182 


247 


60 


172 


Public 


1,405 


1 6 


14 


50 


103 


170 


270 


384 


425 


344 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,401 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


3 


108 


1,290 


666 
2,947 


Cancer 


13,850 


-- 


3 


38 


36 


88 


1,042 


I 5,777 


6,868 


Diabetes 


2,792 


— 


1 


4 


12 


19 


88 


1,044 


1,624 


626 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


3,942 


29 


205 


281 


59 


56 


! 498 


1,586 


1,462 


872 


Appendicitis 


270 


2 


2 


19 


26 


20 


47 


89 


69 


69 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1,210 


1 


13. 


16 


3 


1 


198 


596 


396 


192 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


246 


22 


152 


171 


3 


7 


15 


15 


35 


78 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


666 


-- 


21 


32 


8 


3 


52 


239 


332 


188 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


639 


1 


! 3 


3 


2 


3 


1 75 


301 


255 


107 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


i 162 


-- 


-- 


i 


-- 


6 


1 15 


75 


66 


40 


Heart disease, total 


34,144 


2 


14 


32 


40 


115 


1,618 


10,872 


21,466 


8,308 


Coronary 


8,791 


-- 


1 


1 


3 


13 


444 


3,782 


4,547 


2,395 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,536 


-- 


1 


3 


22 


44 


312 


564 


591 


344 


Homicide 


479 


9 


12 


15 


5 


81 


268 


89 


21 


1: 44 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


7,250 


-- 


i 7 


15 


i 


1 24 


228 


1,997 


4,980 


2,079 


Nephritis 


5,131 


-- 


3 


17 


19 


54 


313 


1,283 


3,445 


1,326 


Prostatic disease 


537 












1 


73 


463 


142 


Suicide 


886 


i XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


47 


240 


388 


210 


264 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


4,090 


82 


258 


393 


129 


157 


627 


1,224 


1,560 


1,204 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


33 


2 


4 


6 


3 


2 


Q 


6 


7 


14 



* Age not reported for 8 deaths, region of residence unknown for 19 deaths. 

ENTIRE STATE--1940 population: Total 7,897,241; Urban 5,809,650; Rural 2,087.591. 

For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal geographic Regions of the State see Revi 
Communicable Diseases for Principal Areas of the State by Occurrence and Reside: 



ew of Illinois Health Statistics No. 1, "Summary of Births, Deaths, and 
e -19.41-1944," 



11 



TABLE V. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, 1948 



(Includes deaths 


o( resident 


I occurring 


outside Illinois reported up to May 1, 1949) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 1 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over | 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


52,665 


2,185 


2,917 


3,335 


394 


875 


4,854 


18,832 


24,372 


3,673 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


50,596 


2,145 


2,777 


3,117 


330 


794 


4,486 


18,109 


23,757 


3,530 


Diseases of infancy, total 


2,357 


2,023 


2,251 


2,287 


16 


14 


24 


16 


-- 


145 


Premature birth 


1,161 


1,141 


1,161 


1,161 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


72 


Maternal causes, total 


78 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


25 


52 


1 


XXX 


6 


Puerperal septicemia 


26 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


20 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


11 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


3,974 


98 


332 


464 


87 


183 


895 


1,388 


956 


246 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,632 


97 


295 


359 


28 


13 


170 


453 


609 


110 


Influenza 


31 


-- 


4 


10 


1 


2 


3 


3 


12 


2 


Pneumonia 


1,601 


97 


291 


349 


27 


11 


167 


450 


597 


108 


Diphtheria 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


11 


-- 


2 


4 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


5 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


13 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


3 


7 


2 


3 


Measles 


21 


-- 


1 


11 


10 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


36 


-- 


9 


20 


7 


1 


3 


4 


1 


3 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


5 


-- 


5 


5 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


23 


— 


1 


2 


7 


5 


9 


-- 


-- 


1 


Rheumatic fever 


28 


-- 


-- 


2 


12 


4 


5 


5 


-- 


4 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


264 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


38 


144 


81 


44 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,884 


-- 


15 


51 


20 


156 


647 


761 


248 


79 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,713 


-- 


4 


15 


7 


140 


595 


721 


234 


70 


Other communicable diseases 


52 


-- 


2 


7 


3 


2 


19 


13 


8 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


2,950 


6 


63 


158 


129 


274 


540 


884 


964 


241 


Motor vehicle 


955 


-- 


3 


32 


50 


149 


214 


312 


197 


105 


Home 


909 


4 


55 


106 


30 


22 


88 


170 


493 


71 


Occupational 


250 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


20 


74 


134 


22 


14 


Public 


836 


2 


5 


20 


49 


83 


164 


268 


252 


51 


Arteriosclerosis 


533 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


3 


58 


472 


142 


Cancer 


8,434 


-- 


2 


19 


16 


42 


667 


3,913 


3,777 


443 


Diabetes 


1,702 


-- 


1 


3 


8 


12 


42 


717 


919 


100 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


2,368 


13 


110 


148 


34 


32 


348 


1,071 


735 


j 141 


Appendicitis 


144 


1 


1 


10 


12 


12 


25 


50 


35 


1 6 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


824 


-- 


11 


14 


3 


-- 


163 


438 


206 


39 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


111 


11 


74 


82 


2 


5 


7 


8 


7 


11 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


366 


-- 


15 


20 


4 


2 


33 


142 


165 


34 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


415 


-- 


2 


2 


2 


2 


47 


201 


161 


25 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


102 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


4 


11 


51 


36 


9 


Heart disease, total 


20,562 


-- 


5 


12 


23 


65 


1,180 


7,571 


11,711 


1,575 


Coronary 


4,414 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


254 


2,184 


1,970 


327 


Chronic rheumatic 


898 


-- 


1 


2 


16 


27 


219 


388 


246 


45 


Homicide 


364 


5 


7 


8 


3 


65 


210 


66 


12 


4 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


3,584 


-- 


4 


7 


3 


13 


148 


1,260 


2,153 


230 


Nephritis 


2,810 


-- 


2 


11 


11 


38 


229 


853 


1,668 


188 


Prostatic disease 


283 












1 


50 


232 


20 


Suicide 


495 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


27 


136 


210 


122 


40 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


2,056 


39 


138 


216 


63 


80 


364 


720 


613 


1 141 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


13 


1 


2 


2 


1 


1 


4 


5 


2 


1 2 



* Age not reported for 3 deaths. 

Chicago Metropolitan Area (Region I J--I940 population: Total 4,532,332; Urban 4,256,601 ; Rural 275,731. 
Counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake and Will. 



12 



TABLE VI. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, 1948 

(Includes deaths of residents occurring outside Illinois reported up to May 1, 1949) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages—all causes 


10,078 


412 


566 


685 


120 


199 


684 


2,433 


5,955 


4,823 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


9,560 


400 


540 


642 


94 


175 


594 


2,312 


5,741 


4,556 


Diseases of infancy, total 


481 


383 


448 


470 


6 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


218 


Premature birth 


202 


201 


202 


202 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


79 


Maternal causes, total 


12 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


9 


-- 


XXX 


5 


Puerperal septicemia 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


3 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


743 


11 


54 


84 


22 


25 


115 


223 


274 


460 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


345 


10 


47 


62 


5 


3 


29 


79 


167 


202 


Influenza 


21 


-- 


5 


6 


1 


-- 


3 


3 


8 


7 


Pneumonia 


324 


10 


42 


56 


4 


3 


26 


76 


159 


195 


Diphtheria 


1 














-- 


1 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


3 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


2 


Encephalitis— infectious 


3 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


Measles 


9 


-- 


2 


4 


1 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


4 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


1 














1 


-- 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


2 


-- 


1 


2 








-- 


-- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


22 


-- 


-- 


6 


8 


3 


5 


-- 


-- 


8 


Rheumatic fever 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


Scarlet fever 
















-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


118 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


14 


67 


36 


83 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


223 


-- 


-- 


5 


4 


16 


59 


75 


64 


147 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


215 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


15 


57 


74 


62 


146 


Other communicable diseases 


13 


-- 


1 


2 


3 


1 


1 


1 


5 


8 


Accidents— all forms, total 


682 


2 


19 


37 


41 


88 


133 


118 


265 


323 


Motor vehicle 


246 


-- 


-- 


5 


19 


56 


70 


47 


49 


117 


Home 


245 


.-- 


15 


27 


9 


3 


12 


27 


167 


119 


Occupational 


64 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


7 


28 


19 


10 


37 


Public 


127 


2 


4 


5 


13 


22 


23 


25 


39 


50 


Arteriosclerosis 


177 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








13 


164 


86 


Cancer 


1,460 


-- 


-- 


8 


7 


10 


87 


486 


861 


625 


Diabetes 


304 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


11 


84 


208 


141 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


386 


3 


15 


28 


10 


7 


36 


134 


171 


186 


Appendicitis 


35 


1 


1 


5 


5 


4 


4 


12 


5 


15 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


99 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


8 


45 


45 


47 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


31 


1 


11 


15 


1 


-- 


4 


4 


7 


19 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


60 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


5 


19 


34 


1 33 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


57 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


5 


23 


28 


': 15 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


12 














8 


4 


5 


Heart disease, total 


3,729 


- 1 


2 


4 


4 


14 


127 


937 


2,642 


1,795 


Coronary 


1,274 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


61 


468 


743 


518 


Chronic rheumatic 


147 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


22 


41 


78 


61 


Homicide 


22 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


6 


7 


5 


1 


12 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


900 


-- 


2 


6 


2 


5 


17 


162 


708 


369 


Nephritis 


483 


-- 


-- 


4 


-- 


5 


16 


91 


367 


245 


Prostatic disease 


68 














5 


63 


32 


Suicide 


101 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


9 


34 


45 


13 


54 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


512 


12 


26 


42 


26 


24 


87 


120 


213 


262 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


6 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


3 


1 


1 


5 



Age not reported for 2 deaths. 



Northern Area (Region 2)--1940 population: Total 782,703; Urban 420,191; Rural 362, 5U. 

Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll. De Kalb, Grundy, Henry, Jo Davie as. Kankakee. Kendall, La Salle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam. 
Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



Rock Island. Stephenson. 



13 



TABLE VII. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF" THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 1948 



(Includes deaths 


oi resident 


i occurring' 


outside Illinois reporte 


i up to May 


1. 1949) 










TOTAL 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


2,407 


105 


140 


155 


16 


43 


200 


660 


1,333 


964 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,270 


102 


129 


142 


12 


38 


176 


629 


1,273 


904 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


117 
51 


98 

50 


108 
51 


112 
51 


1 
XXX 


XXX 


2 

XXX 


2 

XXX 


XXX 


46 
18 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


4 
1 
1 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


-- 


1 


3 
1 
1 


-- 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


184 


2 


8 


12 


3 


3 


21 


58 


87 


98 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


91 

4 

87 


2 

2 


8 

1 
7 


10 

1 

9 


-- 


-- 


4 
4 


19 

1 
18 


58 

2 

56 


54 

2 

52 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 
2 

3 

1 

33 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 

1 


1 


7 


2 
12 


14 


1 

1 

17 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


51 
49 


-- 


-- 


1 
1 


__ 


2 
2 


10 
10 


23 
21 


15 
15 


23 
23 


Other communicable diseases 


2 














2 


-- 


2 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


188 
56 
75 
16 
41 


1 
1 

XXX 


3 
3 

XXX 


8 

5 

XXX 

3 


2 

3 


27 

19 

1 

3 

4 


34 

17 

4 

6 

7 


44 
14 
11 
7 
12 


70 

6 

52 

12 


82 
22 
38 

5 
17 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


77 
327 

63 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


-- 


25 
2 


122 


68 

179 

40 


55 
112 

17 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


111 
10 
26 
10 
19 
26 


1 
1 


10 

1 

8 


10 

1 

8 


-- 


2 
2 


13 
3 

1 

1 
5 


40 
4 

12 
1 
6 

13 


46 
1 

12 
1 

12 
8 


35 
4 
5 
3 
7 
7 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


4 














1 


3 


1 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


792 

270 

64 








2 
2 


2 
1 


44 
17 
12 


236 

112 

22 


508 

141 

27 


302 

107 

10 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


14 

171 

179 

11 

28 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


10 
o 

6 

7 


3 
40 
34 

2 

17 


1 
122 

136 
9 
4 


6 
65 
68 

4 
13 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


137 


3 


11 


13 


4 


5 


24 


31 


60 


60 

-- 



Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3)--1940 population: Total £11.736; Urban 139,21 1; Rural 72,525. 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell, 



14 



TABLE VIII. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 1948 



(Includes deaths of residents 


occurring outside Illinois reported 


up to May 1 


. 1949) 










TOTAL 






AGE AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


IS - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


14,914 


561 


764 


938 


135 


226 


867 


3,357 


9,391 


7,502 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


14,114 


548 


724 


874 


110 


203 


783 


3,154 


8,990 


7,078 


Diseases of infancy, total 


613 


520 


579 


595 


7 


3 


3 


3 


2 


289 


Premature birth 


291 


286 


291 


291 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


131 


Maternal causes, total 


29 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


8 


20 


1 


XXX 


14 


Puerperal septicemia 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


6 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


6 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


1 


XXX 


6 


Communicable diseases, total 


816 


15 


90 


151 


23 


22 


97 


190 


333 


386 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


388 


15 


75 


99 


6 


7 


16 


47 


213 


192 


Influenza 


42 


-- 


7 


9 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


27 


28 


Pneumonia 


346 


15 


68 


90 


6 


7 


14 


43 


186 


164 


Diphtheria 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


3 














2 


1 


1 


Measles 


39 


-- 


3 


25 


10 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


13 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


7 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


4 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


9 


.-- 


5 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


6 


Poliomyelitis 


8 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


6 


Rheumatic fever 


6 


— 


— 


2 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


3 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


Syphilis 


109 


— 


1 


1 


— 


1 


6 


55 


46 


53 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


225 


-- 


1 


5 


1 


7 


64 


81 


67 


94 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


203 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


6 


57 


75 


63 


89 


Other communicable diseases 


20 


-- 


4 


4 


1 


2 


4 


3 


6 


13 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,049 


5 


16 


65 


55 


107 


195 


196 


431 


607 


Motor vehicle 


362 


-- 


-- 


20 


19 


72 


97 


91 


63 


217 


Home 


381 


4 


14 


34 


20 


2 


20 


31 


274 


202 


Occupational 


100 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


10 


33 


36 


21 


62 


Public 


206 


1 


2 


11 


16 


23 


45 


38 


73 


126 


Arteriosclerosis 


301 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








8 


293 


137 


Cancer 


2,180 


-- 


1 


8 


6 


22 


140 


732 


1,272 


1,067 


Diabetes 


460 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


23 


130 


302 


236 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


599 


4 


29 


40 


6 


6. 


63 


196 


288 


269 


Appendicitis 


41 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


2 


6 


13 


15 


21 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


144 












18 


54 


72 


55 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


40 


4 


23 


25 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


11 


19 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


128 


-- 


4 


8 


2 


-- 


7 


40 


71 


: 57 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


92 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


14 


42 


35 


! 40 


Coite r —exophthalmic 


34 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


4 


12 


17 


20 


Heart disease, total 


5,292 


1 


5 


9 


4 


11 


134 


1,172 


3,962 


2,661 


Coronary 


1,797 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


3 


59 


611 


1,122 


909 


Chronic rheumatic 


255 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


6 


33 


64 


149 


145 


Homicide 


26 


3 


3 


3 


— 


2 


13 


5 


3 


8 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,459 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


4 


25 


274 


1,154 


768 


Nephritis 


994 


-- 


1 


1 


5 


6 


29 


161 


792 


472 


Prostatic disease 


107 














10 


97 


54 


Suicide 


155 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


9 


37 


64 


44 


90 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


790 


13 


39 


62 


23 


23 


83 


201 


398 


420 


CAUSE AS VET UNASSIGNED 


10 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


2 


* 


4 



Central Area (Region 4)--1940 population: Total 1,331,175; Urban 551 ,587; Rural 
Coles, Cumberland, De Witt. Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, 
Macoupin, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie , 



779,588. Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Chrisitan, Clark, 
Henderson, Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Macon, 
Piatt, Pike. Sangamon, Schuyler. Scott, Shelby, Stark, Vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



15 



TABLE IX. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 194 8 

(Includes deaths of residents occurring outside Illinois reported up to May t, 1949) 





TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CA USE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


3,772 


218 


■ 280 


314 


42 


85 


332 


1,063 


1,936 


1,319 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,594 


207 


263 


293 


39 


78 


312 


1,013 


1,859 


1,267 


Diseases of infancy, total 


217 


193 


208 


212 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


76 


Premature birth 


106 


104 


106 


106 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


40 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


5 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


269 


6 


22 


29 


9 


14 


55 


81 


81 


95 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


99 


6 


14 


17 


— 


1 


10 


25 


46 


42 


Influenza 


11 












1 


7 


3 


4 


Pneumonia 


88 


6 


14 


17 


-- 


1 


9 


18 


43 


38 


Diphtheria 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


5 


-- 


2 


3 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


Meningiti s — mening oc oc c us 


4 


-- 


'-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


4 


-- 


3 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


8 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


Rheumatic fever 


1 












1 


-- 


-- 


1 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


32 












3 


16 


13 


11 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


110 


-- 


2 


3 


1 


10 


39 


37 


20 


28 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


101 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


10 


34 


36 


20 


27 


Other communicable diseases 


5 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


2 


Accidents— all forms, total 


295 


3 


11 


26 


25 


37 


55 


65 


87 


112 


Motor vehicle 


117 


-- 


2 


6 


13 


22 


25 


27 


24 


39 


Home 


86 


2 


8 


15 


1 


3 


4 


16 


47 


45 


Occupational 


33 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


16 


10 


2 


8 


Public 


59 


1 


1 


5 


11 


7 


10 


12 


14 


20 


Arteriosclerosis 


72 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








3 


69 


40 


Cancer 


505 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


56 


202 


241 


172 


Diabetes 


90 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


4 


38 


46 


28 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


180 


4 


18 


19 


-- 


5 


21 


53 


82 


64 


Appendicitis 


9 












6 


2 


1 


2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


49 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


7 


19 


22 


15 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


20 


3 


16 


17 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


30 












1 


13 


16 


15 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


22 












2 


9 


11 


7 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


4 














2 


2 


1 


Heart disease, total 


1,282 


-- 


2 


4 


1 


8 


50 


383 


836 


421 


Coronary 


312 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


20 


146 


143 


101 


Chronic rheumatic 


58 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


10 


22 


22 


13 


Homicide 


37 


1 


2 


2 


-- 


6 


21 


7 


1 


5 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


350 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


13 


98 


238 


144 


Nephritis 


226 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


17 


59 


148 


85 


Prostatic disease 


20 














2 


18 


6 


Suicide 


42 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


13 


19 


10 


17 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


177 


10 


16 


20 


3 


7 


20 


50 


77 


i 52 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


1 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 



East St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Region 5)--1940 population: Total 316.248; Urban 21 3,175; Rural 103,073. 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



16 



TABLE 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, 1948 



(Includes deaths of residents 


occurring outside Illinois reported 


up to May 1 


, 1949) 










TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH j 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 

1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


Z5 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 1 
and over | 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,301 


294 


431 


526 


75 


171 


475 


1,662 


4,390 


4,568 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


6,881 


289 


403 


486 


65 


152 


426 


1,560 


4,190 


4,296 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


322 
133 


276 
133 


306 
133 


317 
133 


2 

XXX 


2 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


203 
90 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


17 
8 
1 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


— 


3 
1 
1 


12 
6 


2 

1 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


13 
7 


Communicable diseases, total 


465 


8 


60 


85 


10 


17 


69 


100 


184 


298 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


200 

29 

171 


8 
8 


49 
5 

44 


58 

6 

52 


4 
4 


3 
3 


12 

2 

10 


16 

1 

15 


107 
20 
87 


121 

19 

102 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 
1 
1 
8 

5 
8 
4 

4 

57 


__ 


1 

2 

1 
4 


1 
1 

6 

5 
8 

1 
1 


2 

1 

1 

1 


2 

1 

1 9 


1 
23 


1 
23 


1 

4 

4 
5 
2 

2 

40 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


161 

154 


-- 





1 
1 


-- 


10 
8 


45 
43 


57 
56 


48 
46 


106 
101 


Other communicable diseases 


15 


-- 


3 


3 


1 


-- 


3 


3 


5 


13 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


581 
190 
173 
85 
133 


1 
1 

XXX 


13 
11 

XXX 
2 


40 

4 

30 

XXX 

6 


31 

15 

4 

1 

11 


90 
42 
4 
13 
31 


120 

68 

7 

25 

20 


112 
29 
14 
41 
28 


186 
32 

114 

5 

35 


354 

123 

105 

46 

80 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


241 

942 
173 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 

3 


4 
1 


10 
3 


66 
6 


17 
322 

54 


224 
537 

109 


206 
528 

104 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


297 
31 
68 
34 
62 
27 


4 
3 


23 

20 
1 


36 
2 

24 
3 


9 
6 

1 


4 

1 
1 


17 
3 
1 
1 
5 
2 


91 
8 

28 
2 

18 

13 


140 
12 
39 
6 
34 
12 


177 
21 

1 31 
20 

! 42 
! 13 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


6 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


1 


4 | 4 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


2,485 
724 
113 


— 


-- 


3 


6 

1 


15 
2 
1 


83 
33 
16 


573 

261 

27 


1,805 

428 

68 


1,553 
433 

70 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


16 

785 

438 

48 

65 


XXX 


1 

XXX 


1 
1 

XXX 


2 


2 
1 
2 

2 


7 
16 
16 

13 


3 

163 

85 

4 
33 


3 

604 

333 

44 

17 


9 

503 

268 

26 

50 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


417 
3 


5 


28 


40 


10 


18 
1 


48 
1 


102 


199 
1 


269 



* Age not reported for 2 deaths. 

Southern Area (Region 6)--l940 population: Total 723.047 
Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawfo 
Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, 



Urban 228,885: Rural 
d, Edwards, Effingha: 
Pulaski, Randolph. Ri 



494.162. 

n, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, 

rhland, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, 



Jasper, Jeffe r son, Johnson , 
and Williamson. 



17 



HEALTH TRENDS IN ILLINOIS, 



The tables which follow contain the principal vital statistics of the state for the years 1940 to 1948. 
[For morbidity and mortality in the state from 1921 - 1940, see Health Statistics Bulletin, 1947 Series, 
No. 4.) The birth and death figures represent all births and deaths that occurred in the state and were 
registered up to July, 1 of the year following the occurrence. (Exception: the 1948 figures are pro- 
visional, based on reports received before May 1, 1949). The figures on communicable disease cases 
:over all reports of notifiable diseases within the state. Tuberculosis figures since 1942 are not quite 
:omparable to those for prior years, because in 1942 and later only new cases are counted. In 1942 a 
;entral register was established for screening out subsequent reports of the same case. 



THE TREND OF DEATH RATES FOR LEADING CAUSES 

ILLINOIS, 1921-1948 

RATE* 
2000 



RATE 
2000 

1000 




UP! RESULT OF THE EVER LENGTHENING LIFE SPAN 




1000 



DOWN ! RESULT OF ADVANCES IN MEDICAL SCIENCE 

AND PUBLIC HEALTH WORK 



140 
120 

100 
80 

60 
40 



20 
1920 1925 1930 

* Deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the state. 




440 
120 

100 
80 

60 
40 



20 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1950 



18 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS: ILLINOIS, 1940-1948 



TABLE I 



NUMBER OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND REPORTED CASES 







(Deaths a 


re those occurring within the State. Cases are those reported to 


Illinois health officers.) 












International 
























List Number 

5th revision 

1939 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948« 


POPULATION (As of July 1) 






7,906,514 


7,943,608 


7,904,164 


7,593,255 


7,630,000 


7,721,000 


8,028,453 


8,397,000 


8,670,000 


LIVE BIRTHS 






123,211 


134,447 


154,075 


152,670 


138,805 


135,042 


171,282 


192,420 


180.987 


DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 






88,233 


85,552 


86,707 


90,714 


87,144 


89,204 


88,429 


92,398 


89)850 


MATERNAL AND INFANT DEATHS 






















Maternal causes 




140 - 150 


359 


331 


292 


309 


254 


251 


230 


200 


148 


Stillbirths 






3,162 


3,197 


3,389 


3,389 


3,049 


2,927 


3,645 


3,625 


3,275 


Neonatal deaths 




All causes 


2,961 


3,146 


3,548 


3,409 


3,023 


2,958 


3,916 


4,185 


3,705 


Infant deaths 




All causes 


4,331 


4,564 


5,075 


5,070 


4,496 


4,300 


5,181 


5,557 


5,000 


Premature birth 




159 


1,510 


1,515 


1,792 


1,683 


1,310 


1,361 


1,954 


1,971 


1,903 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Under2yrs.) 


119 


199 


259 


234 


260 


191 


204 


181 


170 


168 


EXTERNAL CAUSES 
























Accidents - all forms 




169 - 195 


5,845 


6,097 


5,202 


4,985 


4,899 


5,214 


5,537 


5,843 


5,623 


Motor vehicle accidents 




170 


2,315 


2,566 


1,650 


1,283 


1,317 


1,547 


1,825 


1,942 


1,919 


Homicide 




165 - 168 


343 


363 


352 


293 


312 


358 


474 


421 


490 


Suicide 




163 - 164 


1,154 


1,043 


937 


812 


755 


846 


937 


954 


874 


GENERAL CAUSES 
























Appendicitis 




121 


824 


708 


538 


509 


501 


399 


352 


308 


267 


Arteriosclerosis 




97 


1,364 


1,278 


1,286 


1,512 


1,525 


1,624 


1,528 


1,439 


1,375 


Cancer 




45 - 55 


11,310 


11,590 


IT, 815 


12,142 


12,482 


12,865 


12,909 


13.446 


13,674 


Cerebral Hemorrhage f 




83 


6,744 


6,594 


6,736 


7,186 


6,759 


7,235 


7,057 


7)421 


7,125 


Cirrhosis of the liver 




124 


862 


844 


908 


884 


866 


895 


981 


1,159 


1,188 


Diabetes mellitus 




61 


2,632 


2,283 


2,448 


2,558 


2,605 


2,700 


2,543 


2,736 


2,784 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Over2yrs.) 


120 


225 


178 


134 


135 


126 


98 


96 


102 


74 


Diseases of infancy, total 




157 - 161 


3,073 


3,269 


3,698 


3,616 


3,307 


3,201 


4,167 


4,438 


4,038 


Goiter 




636 


285 


252 


250 


233 


221 


224 


201 


177 


164 


Heart Disease 




90 - 95 


27,614 


27,005 


29,126 


31,322 


30,680 


31,891 


31,422 


34,235 


33,787 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


122 


764 


810 


793 


817 


833 


760 


732 


703 


655 


Nephritis 




130 - 132 


7,241 


6,835 


6,539 


6,840 


6,107 


6,132 


5,593 


5,237 


5,048 


Prostatic disease 




137 


614 


560 


588 


634 


650 


558 


585 


579 


525 


Stomach, duodenal ulcers 




117 


559 


651 


583 


620 


619 


594 


538 


604 


633 


COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 




38e 


3 


6 


6 




6 


8 


6 




6 






3 


3 




Cases 




18,053 


16,167 


13,618 


12,648 


16,498 


10,510 


11,717 


14,272 


15,926 




Deaths 


10 


86 


58 


63 


78 


23 


15 


31 


12 


10 




Cases 


27 


936 
47 


940 
35 


815 
54 


587 
29 


315 
34 


194 
28 


469 


169 


87 

16 






22 


22 




Cases t 




202 


256 


453 


152 


204 


324 


236 


326 


502 




- Deaths 


37 


24 


25 


24 


28 


33 


42 


22 


24 


19 




Cases 




71 

645 


110 

510 


71 


83 

630 


78 


68 


57 


60 


81 




— Ue atn s 


33 


373 


521 


342 


242 


243 


132 




Cases 


28 


1,124 
18 


1,402 
8 


608 
15 


2,096 


1,439 


1,018 


345 


1,125 


172 




i_»e ain s 


9 


4 


8 


28 


6 


5 




Cases 




199 
14 


127 
88 


92 
36 


122 


23 

85 


6 


37 


11 


8 






35 


53 


10 


52 


9 


84 




Cases 




8,669 


57,075 


10,060 


29,694 


19,451 


7,930 


25,995 


8,341 


41,901 


Meningitis (Meningococcus) 


■ Deaths 


6 


14 


17 


27 


151 


186 


134 


75 


45 


55 




Cases 




50 

4 


69 

2 


90 


793 


996 


611 


363 


204 


214 






44c 


5 


3 


4 


3 


1 




2 




Cases 




6,409 
3 


13.063 

2 


7,388 


7,108 


6,268 


7,205 


5,290 


6,492 


11,749 






2 




1 


1 


1 


1 


3 




Cases 




19 
3,738 


14 
3,180 


11 
3,173 


13 

3,184 


9 
2,748 


9 
2,911 


10 
2,796 


6 


10 






107 - 109 


3,037 


2,579 


.. 


Cases 


36 


14,592 
54 


12,420 
22 


11,359 
34. 


11,419 

152 


8,567 


6,813 


6,287 


4,754 
26 


5,070 
65 




— Deaths 


34 


93 


171 




Cases 




581 


374 


487 


1,576 


560 


1,104 


2,554 


860 


1,104 




- Deaths 


38b 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


2 


1 


— 


— 




Cases 




1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


3 


2 


-- 


-- 




-Deaths 


58 


134 


106 


78 


76 


71 


73 


62 


47 


42 




Cases § 




# 


# 


# 


# 


399 


275 


320 


186 


157 




-Deaths 


39c 


4 


4 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


4 


3 


2 




Cases 




18 


19 


25 


12 


13 


18 


41 


31 


17 




- Deaths 


8 


67 


42 


33 


22 


28 


27 


10 


1 


— 




Cases 




20,814 


11,583 


7,754 


6,989 


11,731 


10,521 


6,397 


4,063 


4,512 




-Deaths 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 




Cases 




167 


102 


60 


68 


12 


12 


6 


2 


-- 




-Deaths 


12 


28 


25 


28 


30 


20 


17 


11 


7 


9 




Cases 


13-22 


42 
3,654 
8,574 


32 

3,474 
9,412 


38 
3,249 
9,415 


44 
3,240 
8,740 


30 

3,125 
7,967 


32 
3,119 
6,305 


37 
2,958 
6,587 


30 

2,770 
7,772 


20 

2,609 
6,982 




Cases 






26a 


23 


6 


1 


1 


10 


6 


9 


— 


2 




Cases 




272 
33 


106 


67 
18 


55 
10 


91 
12 


131 


98 
9 


124 
9 


57 
3 






1 




9 




Cases 




310 


280 


233 


121 


102 


87 


106 


139 


93 




-Deaths 


5 


5 


10 


7 


5 


4 


3 


1 


5 


3 






Cases 




155 


217 


265 


306 


322 


324 


478 


554 


513 




-Deaths 


9 


65 


90 


95 


98 


42 


53 


30 


41 


26 




Cases 




6,411 


7,707 


11,759 


7,459 


3,194 


4,106 


5,431 


4,795 


2,202 


VENERAL DISEASES 




























25 


16 


13 


10 


2 


8 


6 


7 


32,794 
676 


4 




Cases 




17,281 
1,014 


19,249 
951 


20,606 
840 


21,580 
851 


22,580 
843 


27,117 
792 


37,956 
747 


28,725 
596 






30 




Cases 




21,979 


23,484 


28,678 


28,680 


25,165 


21,675 


23,701 


19,360 


17,005 



• 1948 figures are provisional. 

t Intracranial lesions of vascular origin, 

t Amebiasis carriers. Included in the dysen 

'. The regulation requiring the reporting of < 

• Not available. 



ry group for 1945 to 1948. 

ses of rheumatic fever in downstate fllinols only, wenf into effect July I. 1943. 



19 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS: ILLINOIS, 1940 - 1948 



TABLE II. NATALITY, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY RATES 



(Baaed on deaths occurring within the Stat 


e And coses repo 


ted to Illinois !i 


ealth officer*. 


The birth rat 


e and the rate ft 


r Mortality all 


causes are per 


1 ,000 populatio 


. Maternal and Infant causes 


except Diarrhea and enteritis are p« 


r 1,000 live 


birth.. All other 


rates are per 100,000 populatl 


>n. Populatloi 


estimated for 


■ach year as of 


July 1.) 












International 
























List Number 
5th revision 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948* 






1939 




















LIVE BIRTHS 






15.6 


16.9 


19.5 


20.1 


18.2 


17.5 


21.3 


22.9 


20.9 


DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 






11.2 


10.8 


11.0 


11.9 


11.4 


11.6 


11.0 


11.0 


10.4 


MATERNAL AND INFANT CAUSES 






















Maternal causes 




140 - 150 


2.9 


2.5 


1.9 


2.0 


1.8 


1.9 


1.3 


1.0 


0.8 


Stillbirths 






25.7 


23.8 


22.0 


22.2 


22.0 


21.7 


21.3 


18.8 


18.1 


Neonatal mortality 




All causes 


24.0 


23.4 


23.0 


22.3 


21.8 


21.9 


22.9 


21.7 


20.5 


Infant mortality 




All causes 


35.2 


33.9 


32.9 


33.2 


32.. 4 


31.8 


30.2 


28.9 


27.6 


Premature birth 




159 


12.3 


11.3 


11.6 


11.0 


9.4 


10.1 


11.4 


10.2 


10.5 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 yrs.) 


119 


2.5 


3.3 


3.0 


3.4 


2.5 


2.6 


2.3 


2.0 


1.9 


EXTERNAL CAUSES 
























Accidents - all forms 




169 - 195 


73.9 


76.8 


65.8 


65.7 


64.2 


67.5 


69.0 


69.6 


64.9 


Motor vehicle accidents 




170 


29.3 


32.3 


20.9 


16.9 


17.3 


20.0 


22.7 


23.1 


22.1 


Homicide 




165 -168 


4.3 


4.6 


4.5 


3.9 


4.1 


4.6 


5.9 


5.0 


5.7 


Suicide 




163 - 164 


14.6 


13.1 


11.9 


10.7 


9.9 


11.0 


11.7 


11.4 


10.1 


GENERAL CAUSES 
























Appendicitis 




121 


10.4 


8.9 


6.8 


6.7 


6.6 


5.2 


4.4 


3.7 


3.1 


Arteriosclerosis 




97 


17.3 


16.1 


16.3 


19.9 


20.0 


21.0 


19.0 


17.1 


15.9 


Cancer 




45 - 55 


143.0 


145.9 


149.5 


159.9 


163.6 


166.6 


160.8 


160.1 


157.7 


Cerebral hemorrhage t 




83 


85.3 


83.0 


85.2 


94.6 


88.6 


93.7 


87.9 


88.4 


82.2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 




124 


10.9 


10.6 


11.5 


11.6 


11.3 


11.6 


12.2 


13.8 


13.7 


Diabetes Mellitus 




61 


33.3 


28.7 


31.0 


33.7 


34.1 


35.0 


31.7 


32.6 


32.1 


Diarrhea and enteritis(Over 


2 yrs.) 


120 


2.8 


2.2 


1.7 


1.8 


1.7 


1.3 


1.2 


1 .2 


0.9 


Diseases of infancy, total 




157 - 161 


38.9 


41.2 


46.8 


47.6 


43.3 


41.5 


51.9 


52.9 


46.6 


Goiter 




63b 


3.6 


3.2 


3.2 


3.1 


2.9 


2.9 


2.5 


2.1 


1.9 


Heart Disease 




90 - 95 


349.3 


340.0 


368.5 


412.5 


402.1 


413.0 


391.4 


407.7 


389.7 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


122 


9.7 


10.2 


10.0 


10.8 


10.9 


9.8 


9.1 


8.4 


7.6 


Nephritis 




130 - 132 


91.6 


86.0 


82.7 


90.1 


80.0 


79.4 


69.7 


62.4 


58.2 


Prostatic disease 




137 


7.8 


7.0 


7.4 


8.3 


8.5 


7.2 


7.3 


6.9 


6.1 


Stomach, duodenal ulcers 




117 


7.1 


8.2 


7.4 


8.2 


8.1 


7.7 


6.7 


7.2 


7.3 


COMMUMICABLE DISEASES 




























38e 


0.0 


0. 1 


1 





0. 1 


1 


1 


0.0 


1 




— D e 3il n s 
Cases 


228i3 


203! 5 


172)3 


166.'6 


216|2 


136 !l 


145i9 


170|0 


183i7 




-Deaths 


10 


1.1 


0.7 


0.8 


1.0 


0.3 


0.2 


0.4 


0.1 


0.1 




Cases 




11.8 


11.8 


10.3 


7.7 


4.1 


2.5 


5.8 


2.0 


1.0 




-Deaths 


27 


0.6 


0.4 


0.7 


0.4 


0.4 


4.2 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 




Cases X 




2.6 


3.2 


5.7 


2.0 


2.7 


0.4 


2.9 


3.9 


5.8 




-Deaths 


37 


0.3 


0.3 


0.3 


0.4 


0.4 


0.5 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 




Cases 




0.9 


1.4 


0.9 


1.1 


1.0 


0.9 


0.7 


0.7 


0.9 




- Deaths 


33 


8.2 


6.4 


4.7 


8.3 


6.8 


4.4 


3.0 


2.9 


1.5 




Cases 




14.2 


17.6 


7.7 


27.6 


18.9 


13.2 


4.3 


13.4 


2.0 




-Deaths 


28 


0.2 


0. 1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.3 


0.1 


0.1 




Cases 




2.5 


1.6 


1.2 


1.6 


0.3 


0.1 


0.5 


0.1 


0.1 






35 


0.2 


1.1 


0.5 


0.7 


1.1 


0.1 


0.6 


0.1 


1.0 




Cases 




109.6 


718.5 


127.3 


391.1 


254.9 


102.7 


323.8 


99.3 


483.3 


Meningitis (Meningococcus) 


• Deaths 


6 


0.2 


0.2 


0.3 


2.0 


2.4 


1.7 


0.9 


0.5 


0.6 




Cases 




0.6 


0.9 


1.1 


10.4 


13.1 


7.9 


4.5 


2.4 


2.5 




-Deaths 


44c 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 




Cases 




81.1 


164.4 


93.5 


93.6 


82.1 


93.3 


65.9 


77.3 


135.5 




- Deaths 


2 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 




Cases 




0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 




-Deaths 


107-109 


47.3 


40.0 


40.1 


41.9 


36.0 


37.7 


34.8 


36.2 


29.7 




Cases 




184.6 


156.4 


143.7 


150.4 


112.3 


88.2 


78.3 


56.6 


58.5 




-Deaths 


36 


0.7 


0.3 


0.4 


2.0 


0.4 


1.2 


2.1 


0.3 


0.7 




Cases 




7.3 


4.7 


6.2 


20.8 


7.3 


14.3 


31.8 


10.2 


12.7 




-Deaths 


38b 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 




Cases 




0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 




-Deaths 


58 


1.7 


1.3 


1.0 


1.0 


0.9 


0.9 


0.8 


0.6 


0.5 




Cases § 




# 


£ 


# 


# 


5.2 


3.6 


4.0 


2.2 


1.8 






39c 


0.1 


o.i 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 




Cases 




0.2 


0.2 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.5 


0.4 


0.2 




_ HAattie 


8 


0.8 


5 


0.4 


0.3 
92.0 


4 


0.3 
136.3 


1 


0.0 


"0" 




Cases 


263.3 


145.8 


98.1 


153i7 


79.'7 


48!4 


52.0 


C 11 




6 


-o- 


-o- 


-0" 


"0" 


-0- 


-o- 


-0" 


-o- 


-o- 




Cases 


2.1 


1.3 


0.8 


0.9 


0.2 


0.2 


0. 1 


0.0 


-0- 




- Deaths 


12 


0.4 


0.3 


0.4 


0.4 


0.3 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 




Cases 




0.5 


0.4 


0.6 


0.6 


0.4 


0.4 


0.5 


0.4 


0.2 




- Deaths 


13-22 


46.2 


43.7 


41.1 


42.7 


41.0 


40.4 


36.8 


33.0 


30.1 




Cases 




108.4 


118.5 


119.1 


115.1 


104.4 


81.7 


82.0 


92.6 


80.5 


T 1 




26a 


0.3 


0.1 





0.0 


0. 1 


1 


0. 1 


-0~ 


0.0 




Cases 


3.4 


1.3 


0.8 


0.7 


1.2 


1.7 


1.2 


1.5 


0.7 




-Deaths 


1 


0.4 


0.3 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 




Cases 




3.9 


3.5 


2.9 


1.6 


1.3 


1.1 


1.3 


1.7 


1.1 


TI rl ll nt feve 


Deaths 


5 


0.1 
2.0 


0.1 
2.7 


0.1 
3.4 


0.1 
4.0 


0.1. 
4.2 


0.0 
4.2 


0.0 

6.0 


0.1 
6.6 


0.0 




Cases 


5.9 




- Deaths 


9 


0.8 


1.1 


1.2 


1.3 


0.6 


0.7 


0.4 


0.5 


0.3 




Cases 




81.1 


97.0 


148.8 


98.2 


41.9 


53.2 


67.6 


57.1 


25.4 


VENERAL DISEASES 
























Gonococcus Infection-- 


- Deaths 


25 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 




Cases 




218.6 


242.3 


260.7 


248.2 


295.9 


351.2 


472.8 


390.5 


331.3 






30 


12.8 


12.0 


10.6 


11.2 


11.0 


10.3 


9.3 


8.1 


6.9 




Cases 




278.0 


295.6 


362.8 


377.7 


329.8 


280.7 


295.2 


230.6 


196.1 



* 1948 figures a 
t Intracranial le 



S The regulatio 
# Not available. 



included in the dysentery group for 1945 to 1948. 
ring the reporting of cases of rheumatic fever in c 



nly, went into effect July 1, 1943. 



20 



RATE 



25 



MORTALITY AND NATALITY PER 1000 

POPULATION: ILLINOIS, 1921- 1948 




- 25 



20 



RATE 



15 



*ATE 

7.0 
6.0 

50 


MATERf 


JAL MOF 


ETALITY 


PEP 1000 LIVE BIRTHS: 
ILLINOIS, 1921-1948 


4 


\zoJ~ 










an 












2 








^^» 


f\ 




1 












V 


8 






























'Equal vertical distoncoi; represent equal PER 


;ENTAGE change in the RATE~1 


0.6 












i bJk,;\ , 


.ill! 


i i i i 


1 1 1 1 




i n i 


5 





8 
1950 

RATE 



H 70 
6.0 
5.0 

- 4.0 
3.0 



2.0 



1.0 
0.8 

0.6 
0.5 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1950 



21 



RATE 




RATE 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1950 



22 



VITAL STATISTICS IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS 1948 



LOW MORTALITY 

There were 3,000 fewer deaths recorded from 
January through September of 1948 than during the 
same period of 1947 despite the fact that Illinois 
has more people now than at any time in her his- 
tory. Consequently, the crude death rate for the 
nine month period is only 10.3 per thousand pop- 
ulation. This represents a drop of 7 per cent from 
the rate of 11.1 for the corresponding period of 
1947. 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES FOR 
THE FIRST NINE MONTHS 



TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES, FIRST NINE MONTHS 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1948 

20.4 
10.3 



1947 

23.0 
11.1 



Note: Rates are expressed ti tbeir ANNUAL equivalents, based on estimates 
of Illinois' population as follows: May 15, 1948 - 8,635,875; May 15, 1947- 
8,350,932. 



SLIGHT INCREASE IN BIRTHS 

During the first seven months of 1948, the 
birth rate was consistently and significantly lower 
than the corresponding monthly rates for 1947. 
However, the eighth and ninth months saw 1948 
birthrates closing up on 1947 birth rates. We know 
thatnewfamily formation, as reflected bymarriage 
rates, has leveled off at somewhat below the peak 
that led to the great 1947 boom in births. It also 
appears that the many new families formed after 
the war are beginning to have their second and third 
children. There is reason tobelieve that the growth 
of new families started shortly after the end of the 
war plus the fact that prosperity has continued is 
responsible for the maintenance of birth rates at 
their present levels. 

TABLE B - FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES, FIRST NINE MONTHS 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



The U. S. Bureau of the Census in August 
1948 released estimates of Illinois population 
that apparently represent a correction of earlier 
underestimates of the situation in Illinois. This 
upward adjustment exceeds the normal growth and 
as a result, vital statistics rates for the last half 
of 1948 tend to be generally lower than those for 
1947 and the first six months of 1948. With this 
bias throughout the rates any diminution in a quoted 
rate must be interpreted with caution. 

1. The. State's population was estimated at 8,397,000 as of July 1, 1947, and 
8,670,000 as of July 1, 1948. 



Per 1 


,000 


live births 


1948 


1947 


18.2 


19.0 


20.7 


22.2 


27.8 


29.6 


10.7 


10.4 


1.0 


1.1 





Cause 


Number of 
deaths 


Deaths per 
100 thousand 
inhabitants 






1948 


1947 


1948 


1947 


1. 


Heart disease 


25,011 


25,646 


386.2 


409.5 


2. 


Cancer 


10,061 


9,968 


155.3 


159.2 


3. 


Cerebral 












hemorrhage* 


5,227 


5,539 


80.7 


88.4 


4. 


All accidents 


4,089 


4,331 


63.1 


69.1 


5. 


Nephritis 


3,810 


3,954 


58.8 


63.1 


6. 


Diabetes 


2,028 


2,035 


31.3 


32.5 


7. 


Influenza and 












pneumonia 


1,983 


2,507 


30.6 


40.0 


8. 


Tuberculosis 


1,978 


2,140 


30.5 


34.2 


9. 


Premature birth 


1,411 


1,497 


21.8 


23.9 


10. 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,002 


1,091 


15.5 


17.4 



• Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. For change in figures on 

accidents see footnote to Table D. 



POLIO MORTALITY UP 

There were twice as many deaths from pol- 
iomyelitis in the first nine months of 1948 than in 
the same period of 1947. However, the 39 deaths 
recorded during the first nine months of 1948 is 
less than one-third the total of 121 deaths from 
polio for 1946, the most recent epidemic year. 
However, in 1948 there was a wider geographic 
distribution of the disease than in 1947. In the first 
nine months of 1948 there has been one or more 
deaths from polio recorded in each of the six re- 
gions of the state, whereas in 1947 both Region 3 
(Peoria Metropolitan Area) and Region 5 (East St. 
Louis Metropolitan Area) escaped having a single 
death during the period. 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST NINE MONTHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Number of 
deaths 



Deaths per 
100 thousand 
inhabitants 



1948 
4,089 

1,389 

1,326 

370 

1,004 



1947 
4,331 

1,327 

1,377 

529 

1,098 



1948 
63.1 

21.4 

20.5 

5.7 

15.5 



1947 
69.1 

21.2 

22.0 

8.4 

17.5 



Note: Rates are expressed as their »»«i|i*l equivalents. The rates Is this 
table have been corrected to Include all coroner's permanent certificates 
(that supersede temporary certificates on which no cause of death is assigned) 
received up to May 1, 1949. 



23 



TABLE I. 



LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 











All rcRistratl 


ons within the State) 












County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,635,875 


132, 105 


2,402 


66,467 


La Salle 
Lawrence 


106, 
21, 


936 

078 


1,730 
88 


45 
5 


800 
110 


Chicago 


3,744,875 


55,944 


1,072 


27,949 


Lee 


37, 


322 


534 


10 


353 


Downstate 


4,891,000 


76, 161 


1,330 


38,518 


Livingston 


41, 


514 


552 


13 


342 


Adams 


71,100 


1,207 


16 


629 


Logan 


31, 


784 


394 


7 


306 


Alexander 


27,872 


580 


15 


267 


McDonough 


28 


919 


515 


11 


249 


Bond 


14,510 


19 


-- 


60 


McHenry 


38 


306 


560 


11 


310 


Boone 


16,340 


327 


4 


156 


McLean 


80 


282 


1,421 


28 


640 


Brown 


7,865 


31 


-- 


49 


Macon 


93, 


231 


1,958 


31 


761 


Bureau 


37,901 


568 


10 


283 


Macoupin 


46 


830 


213 


6 


291 


Calhoun 


7,983 


54 


1 


37 


Madison 


165 


022 


2,854 


55 


1,249 


Carroll 


18,095 


242 


3 


149 


Marion 


52 


011 


839 


11 


333 


Cass 


16,603 


283 


4 


141 


Marshall 


13 


197 


7 


-- 


46 


Champaign 


76,868 


1,886 


34 


584 


Mason 


15 


414 


25 


-- 


72 


Christian 


41,663 


624 


14 


283 


Massac 


14 


970 


108 


3 


104 


Clark 


18,565 


49 


-- 


1*17 


Menard 


10 


609 


28 


1 


38 


Clay 


18,932 


98 


1 


76 


Mercer 


17 


628 


12 


2 


77 


Clinton 


23,213 


299 


7 


138 


Monroe 


12 


660 


7 


-- 


63 


Coles 


41,841 


731 


12 


315 


Montgomery 


37 


134 


700 


11 


362 


Cook 


4,533,73) 


68,400 


1,269 


34,375 


Morgan 


39 


461 


619 


12 


552 


Crawford 


21,361 


320 


4 


■ 199 


Moultrie 


13 


462 


23 


1 


97 


Cumberland 


11,441 


31 


1 


67 


Ogle 


30 


198 


280 


5 


196 


De Kalb 


37,137 


800 


8 


330 


Peoria 


169 


848 


3,525 


52 


1,527 


De Witt 


18,349 


172 


3 


121 


Perry 


25 


330 


384 


9 


150 


Douglas 


17,758 


287 


8 


135 


Piatt 


14 


586 


140 


-- 


97 


Du Page 


114,684 


1,433 


21 


736 


Pike 


25 


080 


292 


2 


176 


Edgar 


26,142 


345 


7 


201 


Pope 


7 


714 


47 


-- 


36 


Edwards 


8,951 


45 


-- 


51 


Pulaski 


15 


868 


107 


2 


117 


Effingham 


22,313 


679 


10 


220 


Putnam 


5 


289 


2 


-- 


13 


Fayette 


28,837 


422 


9 


180 


Randolph 


34 


006 


509 


6 


227 


Ford 


15,134 


203 


1 


97 


Richland 


18 


288 


488 


10 


226 


Franklin 


58,124 


505 


10 


340 


Rock Island 


125 


508 


2,377 


42 


1,074 


Fulton 


48,067 


616 


14 


335 


St. Clair 


184 


872 


3,086 


59 


1,431 


Gallatin 


11,410 


102 


1 


57 


Saline 


41 


370 


727 


9 


300 


Greene 


20,311 


331 


7 


110 


Sangamon 


129 


715 


2,480 


40 


1,215 


Grundy 


18,750 


234 


7 


120 


Schuyler 


11 


160 


76 


2 


64 


Hamilton 


13,092 


173 


3 


78 


Scott 


8 


078 


6 


-- 


30 


Hancock 


26,106 


139 


2 


157 


Shelby 


26 


007 


259 


3 


173 


Hardin 


7,720 


97 


1 


44 


Stark 


8 


842 


2 


-- 


27 


Henderson 


8,849 


17 


1 


32 


Stephenson 


44 


,088 


907 


17 


410 


Henry 


47,374 


749 


12 


382 


Tazewell 


63 


,865 


756 


16 


314 


Iroquois 


32,403 


424 


1 1 


196 


Union 


2 1 


,526 


312 


9 


354 


Jackson 


41,029 


784 


12 


292 


Vermilion 


95 


,096 


1,540 


22 


815 


Ja spe r 


13.009 


35 


-- 


61 


Wabash 


13 


,920 


96 


2 


113 


Jefferson 


36,825 


667 


13 


262 


Warren 


22 


,797 


436 


9 


179 


Jersey 


13,742 


43 


2 


78 


Washington 


15 


,538 


31 


1 


68 


Jo Daviess 


19,975 


32 


1 


141 


Wayne 


21 


,736 


164 


3 


98 


Johnson 


10,424 


74 


1 


62 


White 


20 


,066 


162 


1 


130 


Kane 


144,066 


3,373 


46 


1.626 


Whiteside 


46 


,992 


883 


14 


309 


Kankakee 


66,614 


, 1,089 


19 


1,108 


Will 


125 


,856 


2,010 


37 


918 


Kendall 


11,089 


3 


-- 


73 


Williamson 


56 


,15.8 


736 


15 


462 


Knox 


57,002 


926 


13 


425 


Winnebago 


134 


,198 


2,557 


55 


964 


Lake 


134,160 


2,967 


57 


1,030 


Woodford 


19 


,180 


26 


2 


94 



* Estimated population aa of May 15, 1948. 



24 



TABLE II. ALL DEATHS IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 

(All registrations within the State) 





TOTAL* 






A CE A T 


DEATH 




| 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 1 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


66,467 


2,725 


3,678 


4,311 


582 


1,188 


5,404 


30,343 


24,615 


14,242 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


63,427 


2,670 


3,488 


4,024 


488 


1,064 


4,892 


29,449 


23,490 


13,556 


Diseases of infancy, total 


2,977 


2,531 


2,819 


2,890 


25 


15 


24 


21 


2 


218 


Premature birth 


1,411 


1,389 


1,411 


1.,411 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


83 


Maternal causes, total 


134 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


39 


90 


5 


-- 


13 


Puerperal septicemia 


41 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


9 


31 


1 


-- 


3 


Puerperal toxemia 


26 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


7 


18 


1 


-- 


3 


Communicable diseases, total 


4,724 


103 


423 


623 


110 


180 


924 


1,497 


1,390 


1,359 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,983 


101 


362 


450 


28 


17 


170 


471 


847 


394 


Influenza 


102 


-- 


15 


23 


-- 


2 


8 


15 


54 


28 


Pneumonia 


1,881 


101 


347 


427 


28 


15 


162 


456 


793 


366 


Diphtheria 


7 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


2 


1 


-- 


2 


2 


Dysentery— all forms 


8 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


4 


2 


Encephalitis— infectious 


14 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


3 


6 


2 


5 


Measles 


83 


-- 


11 


51 


25 


2 


5 


-- 


-- 


15 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


40 


-- 


8 


19 


6 


2 


4 


7 


2 


6 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


23 


-- 


15 


23 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


6 


Poliomyelitis 


39 


-- 


1 


8 


16 


9 


6 


-- 


-- 


6 


Rheumatic fever 


34 


-- 


-- 


4 


13 


6 


6 


4 


1 


4 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


445 


2 


3 


3 


-- 


3 


59 


227 


153 


191 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,978 


-- 


13 


49 


17 


135 


651 


764 


362 


715 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,804 


-- 


2 


13 


8 


118 


598 


721 


346 


688 


Other communicable diseases 


70 


-- 


6 


9 


4 


4 


18 


18 


17 


13 


Accidents— all forms, total 


4,089 


11 


81 


224 


223 


470 


728 


991 


1,449 


984 


Motor vehicle 


1,389 


-- 


3 


52 


88 


286 


348 


360 


255 


416 


Home 


1,326 


6 


68 


140 


47 


25 


87 


190 


834 


247 


Occupational 


370 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


42 


122 


166 


40 


99 


Public 


1,004 


5 


10 


32 


88. 


117 


171 


275 


320 


222 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,002 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


75 


925 


466 


Cancer 


10,061 


-- 


1 


30 


25 


67 


767 


4,221 


4,948 


1,778 


Diabetes 


2,028 


-- 


1 


3 


9 


12 


64 


742 


1,197 


331 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


2,848 


17 


141 


201 


' 45 


40 


361 


1,139 


1,062 


363 


Appendicitis 


185 


1 


1 


10 


17 


14 


34 


64 


46 


8 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


866 


1 


11 


14 


i 3 


1 


139 


414 


295 


136 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


174 


13 


99 


117 


3 


4 


13 


10 


27 


1 30 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


491 


-- 


17 


27 


7 


4 


36 


179 


238 


58 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


466 


1 


2 


2 


2 


3 


53 


218 


188 


1 41 


Coite r — exophthalmic 


126 










4 


15 


58 


49 


22 


Heart disease, total 


25,011 


2 


7 


22 


3.1 


86 


1,172 


17,904 


5,786 


5,601 


Coronary 


6,319 


-- 


-- 




2 


11 


311 


2,709 


3,282 


1,578 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,129 


-- 


-- 


2 


18 


34 


220 


433 


422 


230 


Homicide 


344 


6 


8 


9 


4 


60 


188 


68 


15 


35 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


5,227 


-- 


4 


9 


3 


20 


158 


1,440 


3,595 


1,298 


Nephritis 


3,810 


-- 


3 


13 


12 


40 


220 


943 


2,582 


840 


Prostatic disease 


381 














52 


329 


42 


Suicide 


665 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


31 


179 


293 


161 


206 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


2,994 


55 


189 


285 


93 


119 


500 


883 


1,113 


674 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


46 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


5 


12 


1 " 


12 


12 



* Age not reported for 24 deaths. 

ENTIRE STATE— 1940 population: Total 7,897,241; Urban 5,809,650; Rural 2,087,591. 

For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal geographic Regions of the State see Review of Illinoi 
Communicable Diseases for Principal Areas of the State by Occurrence and Residence 1941-1944 



s Health Statistics No. 1, "Summary of Births. Deaths, and 



25 



TABLE III. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 





|Does not i 


iclude deaths of Illinois residents 


dying outside the State) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


A REA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


37,809 


1,587 


2, 101 


2,418 


285 


589 


3,442 


13,481 


17,586 


2,621 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


36,267 


1,561 


1,997 


2,259 


239 


526 


3,139 


12,947 


17,150 


2,524 


Diseases of infancy, total 


1,713 


1,471 


1,633 


1,665 


11 


8 


16 


13 


-- 


111 


Premature birth 


846 


831 


846 


846 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


56 


Maternal causes, total 


67 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


24 


41 


2 


XXX 


4 


Puerperal septicemia 


18 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


13 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


11 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


2,881 


76 


241 


339 


63 


117 


655 


1,011 


696 


179 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,173 


75 


214 


262 


18 


8 


122 


333 


430 


81 


Influenza 


23 


-- 


2 


7 


-- 


2 


3 


3 


8 


2 


Pneumonia 


1,150 


75 


212 


255 


18 


6 


119 


330 


422 


79 


Diphtheria 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


5 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


1 


Enc ephaliti s —infectious 


8 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


1 


1 


Measles 


21 


-- 


1 


11 


10 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


26 


-- 


6 


12 


5 


1 


3 


4 


1 


3 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


4 


-- 


4 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 1 


-- 


1 


1 


4 


3 


3 


-- 


-- 


1 


Rheumatic fever 


23 


-- 


-- 


2 


10 


4 


4 


3 


-- 


2 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


186 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


29 


100 


55 


33 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,382 


— 


10 


38 


13 


97 


479 


557 


198 


56 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,251 


-- 


2 


10 


4 


85 


440 


525 


187 


50 


Other communicable diseases 


37 


-- 


2 


4 


3 


1 


13 


10 


6 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,948 


4 


42 


111 


96 


163 


311 


582 


684 


158 


Motor vehicle 


591 


-- 


-- 


24 


33 


88 


128 


193 


125 


60 


Home 


633 


2 


39 


76 


22 


15 


51 


123 


345 


53 


Occupational 


154 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


10 


42 


86 


16 


10 


Public 


570 


2 


3 


11 


4 1 


50 


90 


180 


198 


35 


Arteriosclerosis 


365 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


39 


324 


95 


Cancer 


6,041 


-- 


-- 


14 


12 


31 


480 


2,814 


2,689 


305 


Diabetes 


1,229 


-- 


1 


2 


4 


8 


30 


513 


672 


67 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


1,693 


6 


68 


100 


26 


21 


255 


758 


533 


100 


Appendicitis 


96 


1 


1 


8 


7 


7 


17 


33 


24 


4 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


595 


-- 


9 


12 


3 


-- 


114 


311 


155 


27 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


71 


3 


41 


48 


2 


3 


7 


5 


6 


8 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


265 


1 


10 


15 


4 


2 


23 


104 


117 


29 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


300 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


2 


35 


144 


116 


13 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


85 










4 


11 


42 


28 


8 


Heart disease, total 


14,835 


-- 


2 


8 


17 


44 


846 


5,420 


8,496 


1, 139 


Coronary 


3,068 










3 


173 


1,525 


1,365 


226 


Chronic rheumatic 


647 


-- 


-- 


1 


13 


20 


156 


283 


174 


29 


Homicide 


255 


4 


5 


5 


2 


50 


140 


49 


9 


4 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


2,530 


-- 


3 


6 


2 


11 


93 


886 


1,531 


168 


Nephritis 


2,077 


-- 


2 


9 


6 


28 


167 


632 


1,235 


146 


Prostatic disease 


196 














33 


163 


13 


Suicide 


352 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


17 


92 


153 


90 


27 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


1,518 


26 


104 


159 


45 


59 


293 


528 


433 


93 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


24 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


10 


6 


3 


4 



♦ Age not reported for 8 deaths. 



Chirago Metropolitan Area (Region 1 ) - - 1 9 4 population: Tote 

Counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane. Lake and will. 
(See masthead for map of state by Regions.) 



1 4,5 32.3 32: Urban 4,2 56,601 ; Rural 2 75,731. 



26 



TABLE IV. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 


ACE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,104 


284 


390 


471 


87 


146 


482 


1,751 


4,163 


3,409 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


6,757 


275 


371 


443 


71 


128 


413 


1,672 


4,026 


3,228 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


325 
138 


263 
137 


304 
138 


317 
138 


5 
xxx 


1 

xxx 


1 
xxx 


1 
xxx 


xxx 


148 
52 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


8 
3 
1 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


xxx 
xxx 
xxx 


xxx 
xxx 
xxx 


-- 


3 
1 


5 
2 
1 


__ 


xxx 
xxx 
xxx 


4 
1 


Communicable diseases, total 


553 


7 


40 


64 


11 


19 


90 


173 


196 


339 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


249 

11 

238 


6 
6 


33 

2 

31 


46 
3 

43 


2 
2 


2 
2 


19 

3 

16 


65 

2 

63 


115 

3 

112 


144 

3 

141 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis ! 


3 

3 

8 
1 
2 
10 
1 

91 


1 


1 

1 
2 

1 
1 


1 
1 

4 

2 
4 

1 


V 

1 

3 


1 
2 


1 
1 
2 

1 
1 

12 


1 
52 


1 
26 


2 
2 
3 
1 

1 
5 

67 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


177 
170 


— 


-- 


3 
2 


3 
3 


14 
13 


52 
50 


54 
53 


51 
49 


no 

no 


Other communicable diseases 


8 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


— 


1 


1 


3 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


460 

153 

177 

46 

84 


2 

XXX 

2 


17 

13 

xxx 

4 


30 

4 

21 

xxx 

5 


34 

17 

6 

11 


61 

37 

3 

5 
16 


79 
37 
11 
22 
9 


74 
27 
18 
12 
17 


181 
31 

117 

7 

26 


230 

82 

88 

! 27 

33 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


122 

1,022 

218 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 
7 


6 


8 
1 


65 
8 


7 

334 

63 


115 
601 
146 


55 
432 
104 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


267 
22 
65 
22 

; 43 

44 


2 

1 

1 


8 

1 
6 

1 


16 
1 
1 

10 

1 


8 
4 

1 
1 


6 
3 


23 
3 
3 
3 

5 
3 


99 
7 

32 
3 

14 

19 


115 

4 

29 

5 

23 

21 


130 

8 

33 

! 15 

i 25 

12 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


9 














5 


4 


3 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


2,655 
875 
111 


1 


1 


3 


4 
1 


12 
1 
4 


89 
40 
16 


681 

329 

34 


1,864 

504 

56 


1,284 

350 

49 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


18 

640 

342 

45 

73 


; xxx 


1 
xxx 


1 

3 

2 

XXX 


2 
1 


3 

5 
5 

4 


6 
12 
13 

22 


5 

125 

64 

2 
39 


1 

494 

258 

43 

8 


11 

260 

168 

20 

40 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


342 
5 


9 


19 


28 


16 


18 


67 
2 


78 
1 


135 
2 


177 
4 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

Northern Area (Region 2) — 1940 population: 
Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, De 
Whiteside, and Winnebago, 



Total 782,703; Urban 420,191 ; Rural 
Kalb, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess. Kar 



362,512. 

kakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lee, McHenry. Ogle, Putnam, 



Rock Island, Stephenson, 



27 



TABLE V. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 

(Docs not includo deaths o( Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL 


AGEATDEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 • 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


1,744 


76 


101 


113 


12 


32 


136 


460 


991 


712 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,643 


74 


91 


101 


8 


28 


119 


439 


948 


675 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


85 
38 


72 
37 


80 
38 


82 
38 


XXX 


XXX 


1 

XXX 


2 

XXX 


XXX 


34 
13 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


4 
1 


XXX 
XXX 

XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


-- 


1 


3 

1 


-- 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


129 


1 


5 


9 


2 


1 


14 


42 


61 


78 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


60 

3 

57 


1 
1 


5 
1 
4 


7 
1 
6 


-- 


-- 


3 
3 


12 
12 


38 

2 

36 


39 

2 
37 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis — meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 

1 

1 
1 

27 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 
1 


-- 


5 


1 
10 


12 


1 

1 

16 


Tuberculosis — all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


36 
34 


— 


-- 


1 

1 


— 


1 
1 


6 
6 


17 
15 


11 
11 


19 
19 


Other communicable diseases 


2 














2 


-- 


2 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational i 
Public 


138 
41 
57 
12 
28 


XXX 


XXX 


4 
2 

XXX 
2 


4 

- 2 

2 


22 

16 

1 

2 

3 


26 

10 
4 
5 
7 


31 

11 

7 

5 

8 


51 

4 

41 

6 


58 
16 
28 
3 
11 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


57 

237 

51 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


— 


16 
2 


5 

87 
15 


52 

133 

34 


40 
80 
14 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


72 
4 

18 
6 

13 

18 


1 
1 


6 

1 
5 


6 

1 
5 


-- 


1 
1 


9 
2 
1 

4 


23 
1 
6 

4 
10 


33 

10 
1 
9 
4 


25 
2 
4 
1 

I 4 
7 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


2 














1 


1 | 1 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


587 

210 

45 








1 
1 


1 


32 

10 

9 


168 
86 
16 


385 

114 

19 


238 

87 
6 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


8 
120 
125 

9 
19 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 




2 


4 

5 
2 

5 


3 

28 

21 

2 

11 


1 

87 

100 

7 

3 


4 

48 

42 

4 

: i 9 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


100 
1 


2 


10 


12 


4 


4 


17 


20 
1 


43 


36 
1 



Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3) — 1940 population: Total 211,736; Urban 139,21 1; Rural 72.525. 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 



28 



TABLE VI. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






ACE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


10,805 


420 


573 


697 


101 


158 


602 


2,358 


6,885 


5,428 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


10,218 


414 


549 


654 


84 


138 


538 


2,219 


6,582 


5,119 


Diseases of infancy, total 


467 


397 


442 


453 


4 


3 


2 


3 


2 


221 


Premature birth 


223 


220 


223 


223 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


98 


Maternal causes, total 


25 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


19 


1 


XXX 


16 


Puerperal septicemia 


6 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


6 


-- 


XXX 


4 


Puerperal toxemia 


6 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


1 


XXX 


5 


Communicable diseases, total 


578 


10 


68 


115 


21 


13 


66 


125 


238 


262 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


267 


10 


57 


70 


5 


4 


10 


29 


149 


123 


Influenza 


32 


-- 


6 


7 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


21 


19 


Pneumonia 


235 


10 


51 


63 


5 


4 


9 


26 


128 


104 


Diphtheria 






















Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


3 














2 


1 


1 


Measles 


39 


-- 


3 


25 


10 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


13 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


4 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


8 


-- 


5 


8 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


Poliomyelitis 


5 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


5 


Rheumatic fever 


5 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


Scarlet fever 






















Syphilis 


80 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


4 


39 


35 


39 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


157 


-- 


1 


4 


1 


5 


45 


53 


49 


66 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


141 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


40 


48 


48 


63 


Other communicable diseases 


10 










2 


2 


2 


4 


6 


Accidents— all forms, total 


704 


2 


7 


35 


43 


73 


122 


124 


306 


418 


Motor vehicle 


247 


-- 


-- 


13 


16 


50 


65 


59 


44 


154 


Home 


257 


2 


6 


15 


12 


1 


14 


17 


197 


138 


Occupational 


61 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


19 


22 


14 


40 


Public 


139 


-- 


1 


7 


15 


16 


24 


26 


51 


86 


Arteriosclerosis 


210 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


-- 


6 


204 


98 


Cancer 


1,568 


-- 


1 


6 


2 


17 


96 


524 


922 


768 


Diabetes 


319 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


16 


90 


209 


167 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


435 


3 


25 


35 


4 


4 


44 


138 


210 


192 


Appendicitis 


31 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


5 


12 


10 


17 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


103 












14 


36 


53 


j 39 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


33 


3 


19 


21 


1 


"- 


2 


-- 


10 


15 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


93 


-- 


4 


8 


2 


-- 


4 


30 


49 


38 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


65 










1 


9 


28 


27 


33 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


19 












3 


6 


10 


11 


Heart disease, total 


3,853 


1 


4 


7 


4 


8 


93 


819 


2,921 


1,920 


Coronary 


1,278 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


42 


415 


818 


641 


Chronic rheumatic 


185 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


5 


21 


49 


107 


107 


Homicide 


22 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


12 


5 


2 


7 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,061 










3 


16 


203 


839 


563 


Nephritis 


754 


-- 


1 


1 


3 


3 


19 


118 


610 


363 


Prostatic disease 


80 














8 


72 


42 


Suicide 


123 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


I 1 


6 


30 


49 


37 


71 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


578 


6 


24 


43 


17 


20 


61 


137 


300 


307 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


9 












3 


2 


3 


2 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

Central Area (Region 4)--1940 population: Total 
Coles, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgai 
Macoupin, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Merce 



1,331,175; Urban 551,587; Rural 
, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, 
.Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie , 



779.588. Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun. Cass, Champaign. Chrisitan. Clark, 
Henderson. Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Livingston, Logan. McDonough, McLean. Macon. 
Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Vermilion. Warren, and Woodford. 



29 



TABLE VII. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 
FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 





(Dot! 


not include 


death ■ of 


Illinois re* 


dents dyini 


outside th 


> State) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages — all causes 


2,518 


123 


162 


185 


29 


52 


210 


674 


1,367 


905 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,420 


118 


152 


173 


29 


49 


201 


650 


1,317 


873 


Diseases of infancy, total 


122 


109 


117 


119 


-- 


i i 


1 


1 


-- 


42 


Premature birth 


61 


60 


61 


61 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


23 


Maternal causes, total 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


178 


3 


14 


20 


6 


10 


35 


48 


59 


70 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


65 


3 


8 


10 


-- 


1 ! 


5 


14 


35 


32 


Influenza 


9 














6 


3 


3 


Pneumonia 


56 


3 


8 


10 


-- 


1 


5 


8 


32 


29 


Diphtheria 






















Dysentery— all forms 






















Encephalitis— infectious 






















Measles 


5 


-- 


2 


3 


2 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


3 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


-- 


2 


3 












1 


Poliomyelitis 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


Rheumatic fever 






















Scarlet fever 






















Syphilis 


15 












1 


6 


8 


7 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


78 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


7 


29 


26 


14 


20 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


70 










7 


24 


25 


14 


19 


Other communicable diseases 


3 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


Accidents— all forms, total 


188 


2 


7 


17 


18 


23 


33 


41 


56 


81 


Motor vehicle 


76 


-- 


1 


4 


10 


15 


16 


17 


14 


27 


Home 


61 


1 


5 


9 


1 


2 


3 


11 


35 


36 


Occupational 


20 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


9 


8 


-- 


4 


Public 


31 


1 


1 


4 


7 


3 


5 


5 


7 


14 


Arteriosclerosis 


53 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


51 


29 


Cancer 


339 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


39 


130 


166 


113 


Diabetes 


62 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


2 


22 


36 


17 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


117 


3 


12 


12 


-- 


3 


9 


34 


59 


1 40 


Appendicitis 


4 












3 


1 


-- 


1 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


32 










1 


3 


12 


16 


10 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


13 


3 


11 


11 


-- 


-- 


__ 


-- 


2 


4 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


18 












1 


8 


9 


7 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


17 












1 


6 


10 


4 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


2 














1 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


898 


— 


-- 


2 


1 


i 6 


35 


257 


596 


! 304 


Coronary 


225 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


15 


104 


103 


71 


Chronic rheumatic 


40 










3 


6 


16 


15 


9 


Homicide 


22 


1 


2 


2 


-- 


2 


15 


3 


'-- 


i 5 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


238 












11 


61 


166 


101 


Nephritis 


147 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


8 


32 


105 


53 


Prostatic disease 


15 














2 


13 


3 


Suicide 


35 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


10 


16 


9 


14 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


96 


5 


9 


11 


-- 


3 


9 


24 


49 


31 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 




1 " 


-- 


1 


1 



* Age not reported for 1 death. 



East St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Region 5)- 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



■1940 population: Total 316,248; Urban 213,175; Rural 103,073. 



30 



TABLE VIII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1948 





Does not include deaths of Illinoi 


8 residents 


dying outside the State 


) 










TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


unde r 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


5,196 


200 


291 


355 


53 


118 


315 


1,181 


3,169 


3,247 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


4,911 


195 


271 


327 


46 


106 


283 


1,117 


3,028 


3,059 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


214 
86 


184 
86 


203 
86 


210 
86 


2 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


128 
55 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


17 

10 

1 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 

XXX 


-- 


2 

1 
1 


13 

8 


2 
1 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


12 
8 


Communicable diseases, total 


333 


7 


47 


66 


6 


13 


45 


74 


129 


203 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


138 

24 

114 


7 
7 


39 

4 

35 


47 

5 

42 


3 
3 


— 


7 

1 
6 


10 
1 
9 


71 

17 
54 


76 
15 
61 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 

8 
3 
6 
3 
3 

42 


-- 


2 
1 
3 


1 

6 

3 
6 
1 


2 

1 


1 
2 

1 


7 


18 


Z 


1 

4 
2 
3 
1 
3 

29 


Tuberculosis — all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


119 

115 










8 
7 


29 
29 


44 
43 


38 
36 


76 

73 


Other communicable diseases 


10 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


3 


8 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


399 

123 

125 

55 

96 


1 
1 

XXX 


5 
4 

XXX 

1 


23 

4 
16 

XXX 

3 


24 

10 

4 

10 


64 
30 
3 
10 
21 


72 
39 
4 
15 
14 


80 
21 
11 
27 
21 


135 

19 

87 

3 

26 


242 
73 
78 
31 
60 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


189 

653 
117 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 

2 


1 
1 


6 
1 


44 
4 


16 

231 

32 


173 
369 

79 


167 

366 

69 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


201 
22 
45 
24 
46 
14 


3 
3 


16 

14 
1 


24 

18 

2 


6 
5 


3 

1 
1 


10 
3 
1 
1 
2 


62 
6 

14 
1 

16 
7 


96 
8 

30 
3 

25 
7 


123 

24 

12 

33 

6 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


4 














1 


3 


i 3 




Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


1,814 

541 

83 






2 


4 
1 


12 
2 
1 


57 
25 
11 


422 

193 

24 


1,315 

320 

46 


1,128 
323 

49 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


7 

568 

319 

29 

47 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


1 
1 

2 


3 

12 
10 

12 


1 

117 

55 

3 

21 


2 

437 

252 

26 

12 


4 

356 

201 

17 

40 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


281 
4 


5 


20 


27 
1 


7 


12 


32 


64 


139 1 185 

2 1 3 



* Age not reported for 5 deaths. 

Southern Area (Region 6)--1940 population: Total 723,047; Urban 228,885; Rural 494,162. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay. Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Fi 
Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Rich land. Saline 



anklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, 
Union. Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White 



Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, 
and Williamson. 



31 



VITAL STATISTICS IN THE 

DECLINE IN BIRTHS 

The birth rate continued its gradual decline 
in receding from 20.9 average annual live births 
per 1,000 population in the first quarter of 1948 to 
19.3 during the second quarter of 1948. This 
brought the average birth rate over the first six 
months of the year to 20.1 — thirteen percent below 
the average for the first half of 1947. 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES FOR 
THE FIRST SIX MONTHS 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1948 

20.1 
11.1 



1947 

23.1 
11.7 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents, based on estimates 
of Illinois' papulation as follows: April 1, 1 948— 8,291 ,656; April 1, 1947 — 
8,172,864. 



MORTALITY IMPROVEMENTS 

There were fewer deaths from all causes in 
the first half of 1948 than in the same period of 
1947. However, the recent high birth rates have 
made the young child population increase much 
faster than the older part of the population. This 
tends to lower the general death rate because chil- 
dren have a low death rate as compared to the rest 
of the population. Actually, there is no evidence of 
any substantial decrease in mortality, when stage 
of life is taken into account. 

Maternal mortality declined from 1.1 deaths 
per thousand live births during the first quarter of 
1948 to 0.8 deaths per thousand live births in the 
second quarter. The low frequency of maternal 
deaths, however, makes it hazardous to attach real 
significance to these changes in rate. The impor- 
tant fact is that the continuance of a maternal rate 
at approximately one death for every thousand 
births indicates that the risk of childbearing has 
been permanently reduced to levels that were only 
dreamed of not so many years ago. 

TABLE B - FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES, FIRST SIX MONTHS 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



C. D. DEATHS STILL GOING DOWN 

The death rate for almost every communi- 
cable disease during the first half of 1948 has been 
as low or lower than its corresponding rate for the 
first half of 1947. The largest mortality reduc- 
tions were found in influenza, pneumonia, and 
tuberculosis. There were only eighteen deaths from 



Per 1 


,000 


live b 


irths 


1948 


1947 


18.2 


19.6 


20.6 


22.8 


29.4 


31.3 


10.9 


10.7 


1.0 


1.1 



FIRST SIX MONTHS 1948 

whooping cough in the first half of 1948 as com- 
pared to twenty-six for the first half of 1947. This 
improvement is most marked for the less than 
year old babies because in 1947 about four out of 
five whooping cough deaths were under one year of 
age while in 1948 it was only two out of three. 



TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES, FIRST SIX MONTHS 



Cause 



Heart disease 

Cancer 

Cerebral 

hemorrhage* 
Nephritis 
All accidents 
Influenza and 

pneumonia 
Diabetes 
Tuberculosis 
Premature birth 
Arteriosclerosis 



Number of 
deaths 


Deaths per 

100 thousand 

inhabitants 


1 948 


1 947 


1 948 


1947 


17,632 


18,009 


425.3 


440.7 


6,652 


6,630 


160.5 


162.2 


3,607 


3,809 


87.0 


93.2 


2,659 


2,759 


64.1 


67.5 


2,724 


2,747 


65.7 


67.2 


1,485 


2,027 


35.8 


49.6 


1,402 


1,413 


33.8 


34.6 


1,353 


1,448 


32.6 


35.4 


904 


1,005 


21.8 


24.6 


671 


760 


16.2 


18.6 



* Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. For change in figures on 

accidents see footnote to Table D. 

Only two of the communicable diseases took 
a greater toll during the first half of 1948 than dur- 
ing the same period of 1947. Measles mortality 
was higher due to the recent epidemic and the 25 
deaths from acute rheumatic fever from January 
to June of 1948 were 8 more than in the same 
period of 1947. 

Mortality from the ten leading causes of 
death in the first half of 1948 has been quite con- 
sistently lower for each disease than in the same 
months of 1947. The significance of this situation 
is as yet difficult to assess. Health conditions in 
1947 were not markably different from those in 
1948, except for the somewhat higher incidence of 
upper respiratory diseases in the early months of 
1947. 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST SIX MONTHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Number of 
deaths 



1948 



1947 



Deaths per 

100 thousand 

inhabitants 

1948 1947 



2,724 2,747 65.7 



861 
970 
245 
648 



829 
967 
358 
593 



20.8 
23.4 

5.9 
15.6 



67.2 

20.3 

23.6 

8.8 

14.5 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. The rates in this table 
have been corrected to include all coroner's permanent certificates (that super- 
sede temporary certificates on which no cause of death is assigned) received up 
to May 1, 1949. 



32 



TABLE I. LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, 

FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 

(All registrations within the State) 



County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,291,656 


83,288 


1,512 


45,964 


La Salle 
Lawrence 


101,873 
21,445 


1,092 
65 


25 

3 


550 

79 


Chicago 


3,613,883 


35,225 


696 


19,414 


Lee 


35,55^ 


329 


5 


241 


Downstate 


4, 677, 773 


48,063 


816 


26,550 


Livingston 


39,5^9 


332 


7 


242 


Adams 


67,734 


752 


10 


447 


Logan 


30,279 


263 


2 


216 


Alexander 


26,552 


350 


8 


189 


McD enough 


27,550 


340 


'6 


168 


Bond 


14,698 


11 


-- 


40 


McHenry 


38,316 


357 


9 


202 


Boone 


15,568 


215 


2 


110 


McLean 


76,483 


907 


18 


437 


Brown 


8,042 


21 


-- 


33 


Macon 


88,818 


1,252 


20 


508 


Bureau 


38,J+87 


372 


4 


211 


Macoupin 


47,786 


140 


4 


207 


Calhoun 


8,091 


35 


-- 


27 


Madison 


157,210 


1,766 


28 


866 


Carroll 


18,332 


155 


1 


98 


Marion 


49,550 


529 


5 


245 


Cass 


16,854 


173 


3 


97 


Marshall 


13,377 


7 


-- 


35 


Champaign 


73,229 


1,209 


19 


400 


Mason 


15,658 


19 


-- 


49 


Christian 


39,690 


384 


8 


194 


Massac 


15,293 


70 


3 


71 


Clark 


18,950 


30 


-- 


84 


Menard 


10,795 


19 


1 


23 


Clay 


19,148 


64 


1 


53 


Mercer 


17,908 


10 


1 


63 


Clinton 


23,412 


186 


6 


93 


Monroe 


12,854 


5 


-- 


43 


Coles 


39,860 


462 


8 


228 


Montgomery 


35,376 


431 


5 


256 


Cook 


4,320,742 


43,195 


802 


23,822 


Morgan 


37,593 


401 


6 


381 


Crawford 


21,698 


196 


4 


134 


Moultrie 


13,606 


15 


1 


74 


Cumberland 


11,621 


20 


1 


52 


Ogle 


30,392 


168 


2 


113 


De Kalb 


* 35,380 


544 


5 


224 


Peoria 


161,808 


2,186 


35 


1,029 


De Witt 


18,657 


109 


3 


87 


Perry 


24,130 


252 


4 


108 


Douglas 


17,923 


176 


4 


88 


Piatt 


14,864 


83 


-- 


67 


Du Page 


109,255 


878 


15 


492 


Pike 


25,528 


195 


2 


124 


Edgar 


24,904 


202 


5 


132 


Pope 


7,880 


35 


-- 


27 


Edwards 


9,080 


28 


-- 


32 


Pulaski 


16,197 


58 


-- 


72 


Effingham 


22,371 


432 


7 


144 


Putnam 


5,367 


1 


-- 


10 


Fayette 


29,320 


266 


7 


125 


Randolph 


34,651 


306 


3 


164 


Ford 


15,219 


129 


1 


58 


Richland 


17,422 


303 


7 


159 


Franklin 


55,372 


307 


6 


245 


Rock Island 


119,712 


1,504 


30 


766 


Fulton 


45,791 


411 


13 


235 


St. Clair 


176,656 


1,896 


39 


1,009 


Gallatin 


11,493 


66 


-- 


33 


Saline 


39,412 


447 


7 


220 


Greene 


20,607 


208 


4 


7^ 


Sangamon 


123,57^ 


1,506 


26 


824 


Grundy 


18,881 


144 


5 


73 


Schuyler 


11,427 


41 


2 


49 


Hamilton 


13,262 


111 


2 


49 


Scott 


8,235 


4 


-- 


23 


Hancock 


26,761 


89 


2 


102 


Shelby 


26,366 


152 


2 


129 


Hardin 


7,764 


53 


1 


35 


Stark 


8,939 


-- 


-- 


20 


Henderson 


9,030 


13 


1 


23 


Stephenson 


42,001 


584 


11 


287 


Henry 


45,132 


476 


8 


268 


Tazewell 


60,842 


486 


13 


216 


Iroquois 


32,729 


271 


8 


138 


Union 


21,767 


195 


4 


229 


Jackson 


39,086 


^73 


9 


216 


Vermilion 


90,593 


974 


14 


551 


Jasper 


13,251 


23 


-- 


42 


Wabash 


14,080 


63 


2 


83 


Jefferson 


35,082 


398 


8 


169 


Warren 


21,718 


267 


5 


123 


Jersey 


13,843 


27 


2 


57 


Washington 


15,846 


17 


1 


54 


Jo Daviess 


20,289 


17 


-- 


96 


Wayne 


21,911 


96 


1 


68 


Johnson 


10,603 


39 


1 


42 


White 


20,254 


87 


1 


81 


Kane 


137,246 


2,201 


31 


1,112 


Whiteside 


44,766 


544 


8 


219 


Kankakee 


63,460 


695 


8 


766 


Will 


119,898 


1,293 


17 


643 


Kendall 


11,192 


2 


-- 


43 


Williamson 


53,500 


472 


9 


312 


Knox 


54,305 


597 


9 


291 


Winnebago 


127,844 


1,620 


36 


676 


Lake 


127,864 


1,869 


38 


684 


Woodford 


19,343 


20 


2 


66 



ated population as of April 1, 1948. 



33 



TABLE II. ALL DEATHS IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 







(All 1 


eglstrations within the 


State) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


U-5,964 


1,719 


2,448 


2,908 


395 


763 


3,654 


14,033 


24,193 


9,837 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


43,293 


1,680 


2,287 


2,661 


308 


620 


3,188 


13,255 


23,247 


9,228 


Diseases of infancy, total 


1,908 


1,593 


1,802 


1,849 


18 


9 


13 


17 


2 


152 


Premature birth 


904 


890 


904 


904 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


53 


Maternal causes, total 


83 


xxx' 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


25 


55 


3 


XXX 


7 


Puerperal septicemia 


27 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


20 


1 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal toxemia 


13 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


11 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


3,371 


64 


324 


479 


76 


119 


630 


1,053 


1,014 


990 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,485 


62 


276 


342 


21 


10 


129 


351 


632 


304 


Influenza 


91 


-- 


14 


22 


-- 


2 


8 


13 


46 


24 


Pneumonia 


1.394 


62 


262 


320 


21 


8 


121 


338 


586 


280 


Diphtheria 


7 


— 


— 


2 


— 


2 


1 


-- 


2 


2 


Dysentery— all forms 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


10 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


-- 


5 


2 


3 


Measles 


82 


-- 


11 


50 


25 


2 


5 


-- 


-- 


14 


Mening iti s —me ning ococcus 


29 


-- 


6 


15 


4 


2 


2 


4 


2 


4 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


18 


-- 


12 


18 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


Poliomyelitis 


4 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


Rheumatic fever 


25 


-- 


-- 


4 


10 


3 


4 


4 


-- 


2 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


311 


2 


3 


3 


-- 


3 


41 


156 


108 


139 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,353 


-- 


9 


34 


12 


93 


436 


522 


256 


506 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,226 


-- 


2 


7 


4 


79 


396 


496 


244 


487 


Other communicable diseases 


43 


-- 


4 


6 


3 


3 


10 


11 


10 


8 


Accidents— all forms, total 


2,433 


6 


51 


130 


125 


238 


402 


586 


950 


551 


Motor vehicle 


716 


-- 


-- 


21 


43 


142 


178 


193 


139 


206 


Home 


905 


5 


^7 


94 


34 


18 


57 


127 


573 


165 


Occupational 


223 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


21 


72 


102 


28 


68 


Public 


589 


1 


4 


15 


48 


57 


95 


164 


210 


112 


Arteriosclerosis 


671 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


46 


623 


317 


Cancer 


6,652 


-- 


-- 


18 


17 


39 


540 


2,784 


3,251 


1,144 


Diabetes 


1,402 


-- 


1 


3 


5 


11 


44 


514 


824 


233 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


1,9^3 


13 


95 


142 


29 


29 


244 


776 


723 


252 


Appendicitis 


125 


1 


1 


9 


13 


12 


20 


39 


32 


5 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


599 


1 


10 


12 


3 


1 


94 


283 


206 


101 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


119 


10 


68 


83 


2 


3 


10 


8 


13 


22 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


340 


-- 


10 


17 


4 


2 


29 


125 


163 


37 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


334 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


41 


149 


141 


31 


Coite r —exophthalmic 


85 










3 


9 


39 


34 


16 


Heart disease, total 


17,632 


1 


4 


18 


24 


57 


802 


5,536 


11,189 


3,902 


Coronary 


4,332 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


7 


189 


1,849 


2,284 


1,084 


Chronic rheumatic 


837 


-- 


..-- 


2 


14 


24 


160 


327 


310 


156 


Homicide 


172 


3 


4 


4 


1 


29 


95 


31 


12 


16 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


3,607 


-- 


3 


7 


2 


13 


99 


980 


2,504 


915 


Nephritis 


2,659 


-- 


3 


11 


11 


30 


145 


662 


1,800 


580 


Prostatic disease 


262 














41 


221 


30 


Suicide 


413 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


18 


108 


187 


100 


123 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


2,063 


33 


142 


214 


66 


81 


328 


602 


771 


464 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


608 


6 


19 


33 


21 


62 


138 


176 


175 


145 



Age not reported for 18 deaths. 



ENTIRE STATE — 1940 population: Total 7.897,241 ; 
For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal ; 
Communicable Diseases for Principal Areas 



Urban 5,809,650; Rural 2,087,591. 
;eographic Regions of the State see Review 
of the State by Occurrence and Residence 



of Illinois Health Statistics No. 1, 
1941-1944." 



'Summary of Births, Deaths, and 



34 



TABLE III. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 



(Does not include death 


s of Illinoi 


s residents 


dying out si 


de the State) 










TOTAL* 






AGE AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 1 
and over || 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


26,134 


1,019 


1,395 


1,619 


200 


387 


2,355 


9,343 


12,226 


1,828 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


24,780 


1,002 


1,312 


1,488 


157 


311 


2,074 


8,873 


11,874 


1,741 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


1,107 
565 


948 
555 


1,053 
565 


1,073 
565 


8 

XXX 


5 

XXX 


10 

XXX 


11 
XXX 


XXX 


76 

38 


Maternal causes, total 


40 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


16 


22 


2 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


11 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


7 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


8 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


2,007 


46 


179 


252 


51 


78 


^37 


707 


482 


126 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


853 


45 


160 


195 


16 


4 


96 


242 


300 


63 


Influenza 


21 


-- 


2 


7 


-- 


2 


3 


3 


6 


2 


Pneumonia 


832 


45 


' 158 


188 


16 


2 


93 


239 


294 


61 


Diphtheria 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


— 


— 


2 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


6 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


1 


-- 


Measles 


21 


-- 


1 


11 


10 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


20 


-- 


5 


10 


4 


1 


2 


2 


1 


3 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 












1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


18 


-- 


-- 


2 


8 


3 


2 


3 


-- 


1 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


129 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


19 


68 


40 


21 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


928 


-- 


8 


27 


11 


66 


309 


381 


134 


36 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


836 


-- 


2 


6 


3 


56 


283 


363 


125 


31 


Other communicable diseases 


23 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


1 


8 


7 


3 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,167 


2 


26 


61 


50 


77 


169 


341 


469 


99 


Motor vehicle 


292 


-- 


-- 


8 


14 


41 


64 


95 


70 


31 


Home 


434 


2 


26 


50 


13 


10 


33 


81 


247 


41 


Occupational 


88 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


22 


52 


10 


6 


Public 


353 


-- 


-- 


3 


23 


22 


50 


113 


142 


21 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


239 

3,988 

841 


XXX 


XXX 

1 


XXX 

9 
2 


8 
2 


19 
8 


2 

340 
19 


25 
1,848 

355 


212 

1,763 
455 


60 

198 
48 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 


1,163 
67 


5 
1 


46 

1 


70 

7 


17 
6 


15 
5 


177 
13 


517 
18 


367 
18 


67 
2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


412 


-- 


8 


10 


3 


-- 


77 


213 


109 


22 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


48 


3 


28 


33 


1 


2 


5 


4 


3 


6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


182 


-- 


6 


9 


3 


2 


18 


76 


74 


16 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


220 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


27 


100 


91 


9 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


56 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


5 


29 


19 


' 


Heart disease, total 


10,488 


-- 


1 


7 


13 


29 


591 


3,838 


6,009 


811 


Coronary 


2,106 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


104 


1,045 


955 


157 


Chronic rheumatic 


503 


-- 


-- 


1 


10 


14 


120 


228 


130 


21 


Homicide 


120 


1 


2 


2 


1 


24 


68 


19 


6 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,732 


-- 


2 


4 


1 


8 


60 


605 


1,053 


117 


Nephritis 


1,469 


— 


2 


8 


6 


20 


113 


450 


872 


107 


Prostatic disease 


136 














26 


110 


7 


Suicide 


227 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


9 


61 


100 


57 


14 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


1,040 
314 


13 

4 


75 

8 
1 


118 
13 


28 
15 


40 
36 


195 
86 


364 
106 


294 
58 


62 
25 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

Chicago Metropolitan Area (Region L)— 1940 population: 
Counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake and Will. 



Total 4.532,332; Urban 4,256,601; Rural 275,731. 



35 



TABLE IV. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 





(Dors not i 


nctude deaths of Ulino 


is resident 


> dying outt 


ide the Sta 


le) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CA USE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


4,907 


165 


255 


309 


60 


88 


319 


1.207 


2,921 


2,371 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


4,620 


158 


238 


282 


45 


76 


269 


1,144 


2,801 


2,231 


Diseases of infancy, total 


201 


151 


188 


196 


3 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


101 


Premature birth 


79 


79 


79 


79 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


30 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


405 


5 


31 


^7 


4 


14 


63 


128 


149 


251 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


193 


4 


25 


34 


-- 


1 


11 


52 


95 


109 


Influenza 


10 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


3 


3 


Pneumonia 


183 


4 


24 


32 


-- 


1 


8 


50 


92 


106 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Measles 


8 


-- 


2 


4 


1 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


3 


Meningitis— meningoc oc c us 


1 














1 


-- 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


2 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


63 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


9 


38 


15 


48 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


127 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


11 


39 


36 


38 


84 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


121 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


10 


37 


35 


37 


84 


Other communicable diseases 


4 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


3 


Accidents— all forms, total 


277 


1 


13 


19 


22 


30 


43 


^7 


115 


139 


Motor vehicle 


92 


-- 


-- 


1 


11 


20 


18 


21 


21 


50 


Home 


114 


-- 


11 


15 


5 


2 


4 


13 


7^ 


56 


Occupational 


30 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


15 


8 


4 


19 


Public 


41 


1 


2 


3 


6 


5 


6 


5 


16 


14 


Arteriosclerosis 


82 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


78 


37 


Cancer 


682 


-- 


-- 


4 


5 


5 


43 


214 


410 


277 


Diabetes 


152 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


6 


42 


103 


77 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


178 


1 


5 


11 


7 


5 


15 


64 


76 


96 


Appendicitis 


17 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


3 


1 


4 


4 


6 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


45 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


23 


19 


26 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


15 


1 


4 


8 


1 


-- 


2 


2 


2 


12 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


28 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


6 


17 


! 18 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


27 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


12 


13 


7 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


3 


2 


1 


Heart disease, total 


1,862 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


6 


66 


^73 


1,312 


905 


Coronary 


604 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


29 


226 


349 


245 


Chronic rheumatic 


77 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


12 


21 


40 


34 


Homicide 


7 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


1 


1 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


459 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


3 


9 


96 


347 


182 


Nephritis 


231 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


4 


8 


43 


175 


120 


Prostatic disease 


30 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


29 


16 


Suicide 


44 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


10 


27 


4 


23 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


240 


7 


16 


23 


13 


10 


45 


51 


98 


118 


CAUSE AS YET UNASS1GNED 


1 ^7 


-- 


1 


4 


2 


2 


5 


12 


22 


22 



Age not reported for 3 deaths 



Northern Area (Region 2) — 1940 population: 
Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, De 
Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



Total 782.703; Urban 420.191: Rural 
Kalb, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess. Kar 



362.512. 

kakee. Kendall, La Salle, Lee. McHenry, Ogle, Putnar 



Rock Island, Stephenson. 



36 



TABLE V. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 
1 month 


under 
1 yea r 


0-4 

years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


1,185 


1+1 


61 


68 


7 


24 


83 


308 


695 J ^95 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,115 


39 


54 


60 


5 


19 


7 1 * 


292 


665 


468 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


48 
17 


38 
16 


44 
17 


1+6 
17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 

XXX 


XXX 


21 
7 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


3 

1 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 

XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


— 


-- 


3 
1 


-- 


XXX 

XXX 
XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


95 


-- 


1+ 


6 


1 


1 


12 


27 


48 


60 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


50 

3 

^7 


-- 


1+ 

1 

3 


5 
1 
1+ 


-- 


-- 


3 
3 


9 
9 


33 
2 

31 


33 

2 
31 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis — meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 
1 

1 

21 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


4 


1 
7 


10 


1 

1 
14 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


21 
20 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 
1 


5 
5 


10 
9 


5 
5 


11 
11 


Other communicable diseases 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


92 

27 
43 

6 
16 


XXX 


XXX 


2 
2 

XXX 


3 
2 

1 


15 

12 
1 

2 


16 
5 
3 

4 
4 


18 
7 
3 
2 
6 


38 

3 

32 

3 


43 

10 

24 

2 

7 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


40 

145 

35 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


10 
2 


2 

48 
12 


38 

2 


29 

46 

11 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


54 
2 

15 
6 

9 

12 


1 
1 


6 
1 

5 


6 

1 
5 





1 
1 


5 
1 

3 


17 
1 

5 

3 

! 7 


25 

8 
1 
6 

2 


20 
1 
3 
1 
3 
6 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 














1 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


1+21 

154 
28 








1 

1 


1 


18 
6 
3 


121 

65 
11 


280 

83 
13 


164 

66 

3 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


3 
80 
82 

5 
10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


4 

1 

3 


2 

18 

16 

2 

6 


1 

58 

64 

3 

1 


2 

| 35 
31 

i 1 
4 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


63 

7 


2 


7 


8 


2 


3 
2 


9 


13 
3 


28 
2 


23 

i 4 



Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3)-- 1940 population: Total 211 ,7 36; Urban 139,21 1; Rural 72,525. 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 



37 



TABLE VI. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 





Doc not include deaths of Illlno 


a residents 


dying outs 


ide the Stat 













TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 1 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 y e.a r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over ] 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,511 


266 


395 


492 


68 


93 


399 


1,596 


4,859 


3,744 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


7,027 


261 


371 


454 


52 


75 


350 


1,489 


4,604 


3,476 


Diseases of infancy, total 


302 


250 


287 


294 


2 


1 


1 


2 


2 


143 


Premature birth 


l4l 


139 


141 


141 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


61 


Maternal causes, total 


16 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


13 


-- 


XXX 


12 


Puerperal septicemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


-- 


XXX 


4 


Puerperal toxemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


436 


5 


56 


99 


14 


11 


46 


80 


186 


197 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


210 


5 


45 


57 


3 


4 


6 


21 


119 


99 


Influenza 


26 


-- 


6 


7 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


16 


15 


Pneumonia 


184 


5 


39 


50 


3 


4 


5 


19 


103 


84 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 














1 


1 


-- 


Measles 


39 


-- 


3 


25 


10 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


13 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


3 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


7 


-- 


5 


7 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


4 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


53 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


24 


24 


25 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


ill 


-- 


1 


4 


-- 


4 


31 


33 


39 


49 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


95 


-- 


. -- 


-- 


-- 


3 


26 


28 


38 


46 


Other communicable diseases 


7 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


3 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


438 


2 


5 


24 


27 


33 


80 


77 


196 


248 


Motor vehicle 


128 


-- 


-- 


7 


8 


20 


39 


35 


19 


75 


Home 


186 


2 


4 


12 


10 


1 


12 


13 


137 


98 


Occupational 


41 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


13 


13 


12 


27 


Public 


83 


-- 


1 


5 


-9 


9 


16 


16 


28 


48 


Arteriosclerosis 


146 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


142 


72 


Cancer 


1,032 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


10 


65 


350 


602 


493 


Diabetes 


224 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


11 


59 


152 


120 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


300 


2 


18 


26 


2 


4 


28 


93 


147 


126 


Appendicitis 


19 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


1 


9 


6 


10 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


68 












10 


21 


37 


24 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


23 


2 


15 


17 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


4 


10 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


69 


-- 


2 


5 


1 


-- 


2 


21 


40 


28 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


49 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


19 


22 


25 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


13 












3 


3 


7 


8 


Heart disease, total 


2,717 


1 


3 


6 


2 


6 


53 


560 


2,089 


1,345 


Coronary 


867 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


20 


287 


557 


431 


Chronic rheumatic 


125 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


3 


14 


34 


72 


69 


Homicide 


17 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


9 


5 


2 


5 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


720 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


8 


133 


578 


380 


Nephritis 


537 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


3 


14 


86 


431 


253 


Prostatic disease 


51 














5 


46 


27 


Suicide 


78 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


19 


32 


24 


47 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


388 


5 


21 


33 


14 


13 


34 


87 


207 


210 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


96 


-- 


3 


5 


2 


5 


15 


20 


48 


58 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

Central Area (Region 4)--1940 population: Total 1,331,175; Urban 551 
Coles, Cumberland, De Witt. Douglas. Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Green 
Macoupin, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morga 



,587; Rural 779.588. Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass. Champaign. Chrisiton, Clark, 
tf, Hancock. Henderson, Iroquois. Jersey. Knox, Livingston. Logan, McDonough. McLean, Macon, 
n. Moultrie. Piatt, Pike. Sangamon, Schuyler. Scott. Shelby, Stark, vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



38 



TABLE VII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 





Does not include deatl 


s of Illinoi 


s residents 


dying outside the State)^ 










TOTAL* 






AGE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 1 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


1,773 


69 


95 


112 


15 


34 


148 


491 


972 


640 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,670 


67 


87 


101 


15 


30 


134 


464 


925 


605 


Diseases of infancy, total 


73 


63 


69 


70 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


27 


Premature birth 


34 


33 


34 


34 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


15 


Maternal causes, total 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


127 


1 


10 


13 


2 


5 


29 


39 


39 


46 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


45 


1 


5 


6 


-- 


-- 


5 


12 


22 


21 


Influenza 


8 














5 


3 


3 


Pneumonia 


37 


1 


5 


6 


-- 


-- 


5 


7 


19 


18 


Diphtheria 


--. 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


4 


-- 


2 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


Meningiti s — meningoc oc c us 


1 
















1 


-- 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


9 














5 


4 


3 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


62 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


5 


24 


21 


11 


17 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


56 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


19 


21 


11 


16 


Other communicable diseases 


3 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


Accidents — all forms, total 


106 


-- 


1 


p 







13 


11 


27 


39 


^7 


Motor vehicle 


37 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


! 


r 


9 


10 


11 


Home 


38 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


1 


1 


8 


24 


25 


Occupational 


11 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


'5 


6 


-- 


3 


Public 


20 


-- 


-- 


3 


z 


3 


2 


4 


5 


8 


Arteriosclerosis 


38 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


36 


23 


Cancer 


240 


-- 


-- 


-- 


(' 


1 


31 


96 


11c 


81 


Diabetes 


46 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


18 


24 


12 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


77 


2 


6 


6 


-- 


2 


1 


27 


35 


24 


Appendicitis 


4 












3 


1 


-- 


1 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


24 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


10 


11 


8 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


6 


2 


5 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


13 












1 


6 


6 


4 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


10 












1 


4 


5 


2 


Goiter —exophthalmic 


2 














1 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


641 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


5 


25 


178 


429 


224 


Coronary 


161 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


11 


69 


79 


58 


Chronic rheumatic 


32 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


5 


10 


14 


8 


Homicide 


13 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


9 


2 


-- 


4 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


167 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


6 


37 


124 


73 


Nephritis 


107 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


5 


26 


7>+ 


32 


Prostatic disease 


11 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-■' 


2 


9 


2 


Suicide 


18 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


8 


5 


9 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


65 


2 


5 


7 


-- 


1 


6 


17 


34 


20 
1 15 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


38 


-- 


3 


4 


-- 


3 


8 


10 


13 



* Age not reported for 1 death. 

East St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Region 5)-- 1940 population: Total 316,248; Urban 213,175; Rural 103,073. 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



39 



TABLE VIII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1948 





(Does not Include deaths of IUinoi 


s residents 


dying outs: 


de the Stat. 


) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


3,603 


131 


207 


260 


37 


72 


207 


802 


2,220 


2,236 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,333 


127 


188 


234 


29 


57 


179 


739 


2,092 


2,058 


Diseases of infancy, total 


144 


117 


133 


140 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


88 


Premature birth 


54 


54 


54 


54 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


38 


Maternal causes, total 


8 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


7 


1 


XXX 


6 


Puerperal septicemia 


7 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


6 


1 


XXX 


5 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


249 


7 


39 


56 


4 


7 


30 


52 


100 


150 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


110 


7 


33 


40 


2 


-- 


5 


8 


55 


58 


Influenza 


23 


-- 


4 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


16 


14 


Pne umonia 


87 


7 


29 


35 


2 


-- 


4 


7 


39 


44 


Diphtheria 


1 


-- 


■ -- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


8 


-- 


2 


6 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


2 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


5 


-- 


3 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Rheumatic fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


33 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


6 


12 


14 


23 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


83 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


19 1 


31 


28 


54 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


81 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


19 


31 


27 


53 


Other communicable diseases 


6 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


5 


Accidents— all forms, total 


229 


1 


5 


15 


13 


33 


44 


^7 


77 


133 


Motor vehicle 


59 


-- 


-- 


3 


5 


13 


20 


7 


11 


37 


Home 


81 


1 


4 


11 


3 


3 


4 


9 


51 


45 


Occupational 


36 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


11 


17 


ti 


19 


Public 


53 


-- 


1 


1 


5 


11 


9 


14 


13 


32 


Arteriosclerosis 


122 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


9 


113 


105 


Cancer 


425 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


2 


33 


154 


234 


239 


Diabetes 


82 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


22 


56 


^7 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


134 


2 


11 


19 


3 


1 


6 


41 


64 


85 


Appendicitis 


10 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


4 


7 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


31 














10 


21 


16 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


18 


2 


9 


13 


-- 


I 


1 


1 


2 


11 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


35 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


2 


13 


18 


25 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


5 


2 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


Heart disease, total 


1,274 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


8 


37 


287 


934 


778 


Coronary 


370 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


15 


127 


226 


223 


Chronic rheumatic 


59 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


6 


13 


38 


37 


Homicide 


7 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


2 


4 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


402 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


80 


315 


251 


Nephritis 


203 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


4 


30 


I67 


135 


Prostatic disease 


23 














3 


20 


ii 


Suicide 


29 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


7 


12 


8 


24 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


205 


2 


16 


21 


6 


11 


19 


46 


102 


138 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


65 


2 


3 


5 


2 


4 


9 


17 


26 


40 



* Age not reported for 5 deaths 



Southern Area (Region 6)--1940 population: Total 723,047; Urban 228, t 
Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards 
Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Ra 



85; Rural 494,162. 

Effingham, Fayette, 
ndolph, Richland, Sal: 



Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, 
ne, Union. Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White 



Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, 
and Williamson. 



MILLIONS 



8.0 



7.0 



6.0 



5.0 



4.0 



ILLINOIS' POPULATION, 1920-1948 




: -=— The NATURAL INCREASE represents the accumulated excess of births 

~f over deaths in each year since 1921. The EXCESS OF BIRTHS OVER 

S? DEATHS for any particular year is shown by the distance between the two 

=r- curves on the graph below. 



3.0 



2.0 



1.0 



0.0 




i^3^fc£Ss?^Vrf : ^^ 



1920 



1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



MILLIONS 



8.0 



7.0 



6.0 



5.0 



4.0 



3.0 



2.0 



1.0 



0.0 



1950 



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Springfield, Illinois 



February 20, 1950 



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BIRTH RATE HIGH FOR 
POLIO EPIDEMIC 



NINE M0NTHS IL I9^ 
HEAVY TOLL 



The average birth rate, for the first nine 
months of 1949, was 21.6 annual births per thou- 
sand population, slightly above the rate of 21.1 
for the same period of 1948. The current high 
birth rate follows from the high marriage rate 
of recent years. Family formation proceeded 
at a rapid rate upon demobilization of the armed 
forces. At the same time high level employment 
and general prosperity gave additional stimulus 
to marriage and child bearing. High birth rates 
and high marriage rates have continued longer 
than was expected by many population experts. 
They believed that the high birth rates were a 
result of "catching up" with deferred family 
production and "borrowing" against future pro- 
duction. 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES FOR 
THE FIRST NINE MONTHS 

1948 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1949 

21.6 

10.7 



21.1 
10.6 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents, based on esti- 
mates of Illinois' population as follows: May 15, 1949--8.436.375; May 15, 
194R--8.332.125. 



Only recently have the marriage rates be- 
gun to fall off appreciably. This would indicate 
that present high birth rates may be expected to 
drop somewhat in 1950. It is still questionable 
whether much diminution will take place even 
then, because it is currently estimated that 
marriage rates among eligible males (i.e., the 
single, widowed, and divorced at ages fifteen and 
over) are higher now than at any time prior to 



1946. The outlook is that there will still be a 
big "baby crop" for the next year even though 
it is not a "bumper crop." 

POLIO EPIDEMIC 

The month of July saw the beginning of a 
serious poliomyelitis epidemic in Illinois. The 
incidence of polio was highest in downstate 
counties, 83 per cent of the cases occurring 
among Illinois residents living outside the city 
of Chicago. Four downstate counties reported 
more than one hundred cases for the period 
July through September, 1949. These counties 
were Champaign with 133 cases, Marion with 
126 cases, Knox with 118 cases, and Kane with 
124 cases. There were 154 deaths from polio 
recorded in downstate Illinois from January to 
September, 1949, as compared to 81 such deaths 
for the same period of the 1946 epidemic. 

The incidence of polio in Chicago was above 
average, with 381 cases reported, but was well 
below the 540 polio cases reported for the same 
period of the epidemic year of 1946. There were 




TABLE OF CONTENTS 

SECTION PAGE 

I VITAL STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS 1-12 

II VITAL STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS 13-21 

III VITAL STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS 22-31 



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STATE OF ILLINOIS 

ADLA I E . STEVENSON 
GOVERNOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

ROLAND R. CROSS, M.D. 
Dl RECTOR 



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address mail for the HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN to 

0. K. SAGEN, PH.D., CHIEF 

DIVISION OF VITAL STATISTICS AND RECORDS 



37 polio deaths recorded in Chicago, during the 
first nine months of 1949, as compared to 40 
polio deaths recorded in the first nine months 
of 1946. 

As in previous years, the present epi- 
demic was characterized by a shift in the age 
distribution of fatal poliomyelitis with relative- 
ly fewer deaths among persons under twenty- 
four years of age. The following table gives the 
per cent of polio deaths in each age group for 
the first nine months of 1949 and for the same 
period of 1946. 



Percent In Each Age Group 

First nine months First nine months 
1949 1948 



All Ages 

0-4 years 
5- 14 years 
15-24 years 
25-44 years 
45-64 years 
65 years & 
over 



100.0 

11.0 
35.1 
25.1 
26.2 
2.6 

-0- 



100.0 

10.7 
44.6 
26.5 
14.9 
3.3 

-0- 



Natural increase (births minus deaths), 
in the first nine months of 1949, was 11.0 per- 
sons per thousand. While this is somewhat a- 
bove the rate of 10.5 for the same period of 
1948, it is well below the 12.2 for the same 
period of the record-breaking year 1947. 

The mortality experience for the first nine 
months of 1949 was much like the very good rec- 
ord established in 1948. Tuberculosis mortal- 
ity was only 29.3 per hundred thousand popula- 
tion, seven per cent below the rate for the first 
nine months of 1948. Mortality from upper re- 
spiratory disease was 34.3 per hundred thou- 



sand population. This is slightly higher than the 
1948 record but well below the 40.8 deaths per 
hundred thousand population recorded for the 
first nine months of 1947. 

NO CHANGE FOR HEART AND CANCER 

The difference in the mortality figures for 
the two leading causes of death, heart and cancer, 
is no more than could be expected from chance 
alone. In the absence of reliable population fig- 
ures for the various ages, it is impossible at 
present, to determine the risk of death at each 
age of life. However, the available evidence 
points to the fact that the severity of mortality 
from the two biggest killers is at least not in- 
creasing. 



TABLE B - FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES, FIRST NINE MONTHS 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



Infant mortality from diarrhea and enter- 
itis in Chicago has been much higher in 1949, 
than in 1948. A total of 87 infant deaths from 
diarrhea and enteritis were recorded inChicago 
during the first nine months of 1949, anincrease 
of 67 per cent over the number recorded in the 
same period of 1948. The increase occurred 
among infants being cared for in the home. In 
downstate Illinois, 70 infant d e ath s from this 
cause were recorded in each nine month period. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES, FIRST NINE MONTHS 



Per 1 


,000 


live bi 


rths 


1949 


1948 


17.5 


18.2 


20.7 


20.6 


27.9 


27.8 


10.2 


10.7 


0.8 


1.0 



Cause 


Numb 


er of 


Death 
100 tho 


5 per 

usand 




deatus 


inhabitants 




1949 


1948 


1949 


1948 


| Heart disease 


25,780 


25,011 


407.4 


400.2 


Cancer 


10,254 


10,061 


162.1 


161.0 


Cerebral 










hemorrhage* 


5,213 


5,227 


82.4 


83.6 


All accidents 


3,705 


4,089 


58.6 


65.4 


Nephritis 


3,564 


3,810 


56.3 


61.0 


Influenza and 










pneumonia 


2,169 


1,983 


34.3 


31.7 


Diabetes 


2,125 


2,028 


33.6 


32.5 


Tuberculosis 


1,856 


1,978 


29.3 


31.7 


Premature birth 


1,403 


1,411 


22.2 


22.6 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,123 


1,002 


17.7 


16.0 



* Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

Note; Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 



9U9 Series, Nos. 1.2, 3 



Among the less frequent causes of death 
we find two deaths from rabies in the first nine 
months of 1949, the first such deaths since July, 
1946. Also, two d e ath s from scarlet fever in 
the first nine months broke the two year respite 
from fatal scarlet fever. There were six deaths 
from histoplasmosis in the period January-Sep- 
tember, 1949, as compared to two deaths from 
this cause in the same period of 1948. This is 
not surprising in view of the heightened interest 
in this disease brought on by the mass survey 
techniques for tuberculosis case finding. 

AUTO ACCIDENT DEATHS LOW 

Some improvement has been recorded for 
the motor vehicle accident mortality experience 
in the current period. The motor vehicle acci- 
dent death rate in the first nine months of 1949 
was 17.4 per hund red thousand population as 
compared to 22.2 for the same period of 1948 



and 21.6 for the like period of 1947. Fewer 
deaths were recorded for accidents occurring 
at work, the comparable rates being 4.8 per hun- 
dred thousand population in the first nine months 
of 1949 and 5.9 for the same period of 1948. No 
essential change was noted for mortality occur- 
ring from accidents in the home or in public 
places. 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST NINE MONTHS 



Cause 


Number of 
deaths 


Deaths per 
100 thousand 




inhabitants 




1949 


1948 


1949 


1948 


ALL ACCIDENTS 


3,705 


4,089 


58.6 


65.4 


Motor vehicle 


1,103 


1,389 


17.4 


22.2 


Home accidents 


1,335 


1,326 


21.1 


21.2 


Occupational 


300 


370 


4.8 


5.9 


Public accidents 


967 


1,004 


15.3 


16.1 



I Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 



GAINS IN SAVING THE LIVES OF BABIES 



In thirty years, the hazard of death in the first 
year of life has been reduced to less than thirty 
per cent of what it was in the years 1915—1918. 
The greatest saving has been among babies over 
one month old and with causes other than pre- 
maturity. Recently, some progress has been 
made in lowering the death rate from premature 
birth, as witnessed by a drop in mortality from 
12.3 deaths per thousand live births in 1940 to 
10.5 in 1948. Prematurity at birth, of course, 
remains as the chief cause of death in infancy. 

There is evidence that the more extensive 
immunization of babies against whooping cough 
is having beneficial results. Only 16 infant 
deaths from whooping cough were recorded in 
1948 as compared to 48 such deaths in 1940, 
despite the 50 per cent increase in the number 
of babies born in 1948 over 1940. While the 
figures are small, there is every reason to 
believe they are significant. 

The program for the prevention of congenital 
syphilis has also shown gratifying results. In 
1940 there were 20 infant deaths from congenital 
syphilis as compared to only 3 such deaths in 
1948. 

The great advances in therapy made possible 
by sulfa drugs and antibiotics, have contributed 
greatly to the reduction of infant mortality by 
limiting death from upper respiratory infections. 
In 1948, there were only 2.7 infant deaths per 
thousand live births from the acute respiratory 
diseases, not much more than half the rate of 



5.1 in 1940. 

Diarrhea and enteritis was second only to 
prematurity, among the leading causes of infant 
mortality in 1921. Thanks to better sanitation 
and better infant care both in hospital and home, 
diarrhea and enteritis has dropped to fifth place 
among the most frequent causes of infant death. 
Some, but not much, reduction has taken place 
since 1940. 

Success in preserving the lives of babies from 
hazards that arise after birth, has had the effect 
of increasing our concern over the conditions 
in fetal life which have always had such an im- 
portant bearing on survival and healthy devel- 
opment after birth. Congenital malformations, 
of course, have remained a constant biological 
phenomenon. Birth injury as a cause of death 
has also held steady. With congenital malfor- 
mations second only to premature birth, and 
with birth injury third among the principal 
causes of infant death, we now find that two-thirds 
of all deaths in the first year of life are due to 
conditions that arise previous to, or during, birth. 
This concentrates attention, as never before, 
on intra-uterine life. Coupled with this, arises 
an even broader question that is heard more and 
more frequently. "How can we prevent agreater 
part of the wastage of the products of concep- 
tion?" The problem of answering this question 
poses difficulties that are almost matched by 
the troubles which our statistics will face in 
trying to measure progress in that area. 



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^BULLETI N 



TABLE E - LEADING CAUSES OF INFANT MORTALITY OCCURRING IN ILLINOIS: 1940 - 1948 

(Rates per 1,000 live births) 



Int. List 

Number 

(5th revision) 


Cause 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948 




All Causes 


35.2 


33.9 


32.9 


33.2 


32.4 


31.8 


30.2 


28.9 


27.6 


159 

161a 

158 


Premature birth 
Asphyxia 
Congenital debility- 


12.3 
1.5 
0.4 


11.3 
1.8 
0.2 


11.6 
1.6 
0.3 


11.0 
1.6 
0.2 


9.4 
1.5 
0.4 


10.1 
1.6 
0.2 


11.4 
1.6 
0.2 


10.2 

1.7 
0.1 


10.5 
1.7 
0.1 


1-44, 58, 
106a, 107-109 


Infectious and parasitic diseases, total 


6.1 


5.4 


4.8 


5.7 


5.3 


5.0 


3.4 


3.3 


3.1 


33a, b 

107-109 

106a 


Acute respiratory diseases 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 
Acute bronchitis 


5.1 
0.4 
4.4 
0.3 


4.4 
0.5 
3.7 
0.2 


3.8 
0.3 
3.4 
0.1 


4.6 
0.4 
4.1 
0.1 


4.3 
0.4 
3.8 
0.1 


4.1 
0.4 
3.7 
0.1 


2.9 
0.1 
2.7 
0.1 


2.9 
0.1 
2.7 
0.1 


2.7 
0.1 
2.5 
0.1 


30f 


Congenital syphilis 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


13a-22b 

13a-c 

22a 


Tuberculosis, all forms 
Pulmonary 
Acute miliary 


0.2 
0.1 
0.1 


0.2 
0.0 
0.1 


0.2 
0.1 
0.1 


0.1 
0.1 
0.1 


0.1 
0.1 
0.1 


0.2 
0.1 
0.1 


0.1 
0.1 
0.0 


0.1 
0.0 
0.0 


0.1 
0.0 
0.1 


157a-m 
157e 
157g 
157a 
157b 
157c 


Congenital malformations, total 

Congenital malf. of the heart 
Congenital malf. of the digestive system 
Congenital hydrocephalus 
Spina bifida 
Anencephalus 


5.3 
2.3 
0.9 
0.8 
0.5 
0.3 


5.3 
2.6 
1.0 
0.6 
0.5 
0.1 


5.3 
2.2 
0.8 
0.8 
0.5 
0.2 


5.5 
2.7 
0.8 
0.7 
0.5 
0.2 


6.2 
3.2 
0.8 
0.8 
0.6 
0.2 


5.6 
2.9 
0.9 
0.8 
0.4 
0.3 


5.1 
2.3 
1.0 
0.8 
0.4 
0.2 


5.2 
2.3 
0.9 
0.8 
0.4 
0.2 


4.8 
2.0 
1.0 
0.7 
0.4 
0.2 


160a-c 
160a 
160b 


Birth injuries, total 

Intracranial or spinal hemorrhage 
Other intracranial or spinal injuries 


3.9 
2.7 
0.2 


4.1 
2.8 
0.1 


3.8 
2.3 
0.1 


3.5 
1.8 
0.1 


4.4 
2.3 
0.1 


3.9 
1.9 
0.1 


4.1 
2.2 
0.2 


3.9 
2.2 
0.1 


3.3 
2.0 
0.1 


115-129 

119a, b 

122 


Diseases of the digestive system, total 
Diarrhea and enteritis, ulcerations 
Hernia and intestinal obstructions 


1.8 
1.3 
0.3 


2.2 
1.6 
0.3 


1.8 
1.3 
0.3 


1.9 
1.4 
0.2 


1.7 
1.3 
0.3 


1.7 
1.4 
0.2 


1.3 
1.0 
0.2 


1.2 
0.8 
0.2 


1.1 
0.8 
0.1 


169-195e 
182 
195d 


Accidents, all forms, total 

Mechanical suffocation 
Obstruction by ingested objects 


0.8 
0.5 
0.1 


0.8 
0.5 
0.1 


0.7 
0.4 
0.1 


0.8 

0.4 
0.1 


1.0 
0.5 
0.1 


0.8 
0.4 
0.1 


0.7 
0.4 
0.1 


0.8 
0.4 
0.1 


0.7 
0.3 
0.2 


80-89 

89a 

86 

81a, b 


Diseases of the nervous system, total 

Otitis and other diseases of the ear 

Convulsions 

Meningitis (not due to meningococus) 


0.6 
0.2 
0.1 
0.1 


0.6 
0.1 
0.1 
0.2 


0.7 
0.2 
0.1 
0.2 


0.6 
0.1 
0.1 
0.2 


0.4 
0.0 
0.1 
0.1 


0.4 
0.0 
0.1 
0.1 


0.4 
0.1 
0.0 
0.1 


0.4 
0.0 
0.0 
0.2 


0.4 
0.0 
0.0 
0.2 


45-55 
74a, b 


Cancer, total 

Leukemia and aleukemia 


0.0 
0.0 


0.1 
0.0 


0.0 
0.1 


0.0 
0.0 


0.0 
0.1 


0.0 
0.0 


0.0 
0.0 


0.0 
0.1 


0.0 
0.0 



I 9 U 9 Series, Nos. I, 2, 3 

TABLE I. LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, 

FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1949 

(All registrations within the State) 



County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,436,375 


136,909 


2,397 


67,589 


La Salle 
Lawrence 


102 
21 


928 
548 


1,733 
52 


24 

1 


842 
94 


Chicago 


3,631,095 


57,832 


1,188 


28,068 


Lee 


36 


014 


505 


8 


348 


Downstate 


4,805,280 


79,077 


1,209 


39,521 


Livingston 


39 


924 


533 


8 


321 


Adams 


68,353 


1,150 


21 


689 


Logan 


30 


414 


446 


3 


290 


Alexander 


26,686 


538 


14 


23? 


McDonough 


27 


812 


528 


12 


288 


Bond 


14,814 


11 


-- 


78 


McHenry 


39 


156 


599 


10 


358 


Boone 


15,758 


370 


1 


155 


McLean 


77 


504 


1,452 


26 


696 


Brown 


8,051 


20 


-- 


56 


Macon 


90 


643 


2,027 


30 


770 


Bureau 


38,775 


657 


13 


327 


Macoupin 


47 


978 


182 


3 


267 


Calhoun 


8,156 


20 


— 


35 


Madison 


163 


804 


3,057 


53 


1,257 


Carroll 


18,520 


252 


6 


119 


Marion 


50 


015 


881 


12 


374 


Cass 


17,008 


263 


4 


125 


Marshall 


13 


520 


8 


1 


69 


Champaign 


75,857 


2,017 


29 


557 


Mason 


15 


798 


28 


-- 


71 


Christian 


40,161 


716 


13 


291 


Massac 


15 


258 


135 


1 


140 


Clark 


18,965 


53 


2 


125 


Menard 


10 


896 


23 


-- 


43 


Clay 


19,393 


123 


2 


68 


Mercer 


18 


135 


17 


-- 


64 


Clinton 


23 , 814 


306 


8 


155 


Monroe 


12 


951 


4 


-- 


62 


Coles 


40,459 


832 


11 


357 


Montgomery 


35 


551 


748 


14 


380 


Cook 


4,398,812 


' 71,155 


1,282 


34,830 


Morgan 


37 


740 


629 


10 


648 


Crawford 


21,821 


329 


7 


189 


Moultrie 


13 


764 


29 


1 


81 


Cumberland 


11,673 


55 


4 


69 


Ogle 


30 


876 


287 


2 


189 


De Kalb 


36,034 


746 


11 


310 


Peoria 


164 


795 


3,829 


72 


1,527 


De Witt 


18,764 


184 


— 


147 


Perry 


24 


348 


355 


3 


156 


Douglas 


18,070 


278 


5 


120 


Piatt 


15 


028 


132 


2 


56 


Du Page 


111,749 


1,650 


26 


824 


Pike 


25 


593 


243 


3 


188 


Edgar 


25,066 


308 


3 


221 


Pope 


7 


861 


46 


2 


44 


Edwards 


9,131 


45 


-- 


42 


Pula ski 


16 


205 


92 


3 


112 


Effingham 


22,765 


488 


13 


223 


Putnam 


5 


372 


-- 


-- 


21 


Fayette 


29,588 


412 


8 


169 


Randolph 


34 


897 


602 


9 


215 


Ford 


15,504 


181 


4 


89 


Richland 


17 


631 


478 


8 


183 


Franklin 


55,750 


532 


10 


296 


Rock Island 


122 


238 


2,555 


36 


1,128 


Fulton 


46,196 


635 


9 


334 


St. Clair 


183 


823 


2,896 


77 


1,432 


Gallatin 


11,633 


77 


1 


67 


Saline 


39 


526 


696 


11 


330 


Greene 


20,836 


403 


6 


135 


Sangamon 


125 


369 


2,545 


45 


1,214 


Grundy 


19,190 


242 


4 


110 


Schuyler 


11 


467 


83 


-- 


50 


Hamilton 


13,376 


l n l 


3 


87 


Scott 


8 


317 


13 


-- 


23 


Hancock 


26,865 


136 


2 


137 


Shelby 


26 


558 


235 


3 


168 


Hardin 


7,898 


104 


8 


52 


Stark 


9 


064 


2 


-- 


24 


Henderson 


9,110 


10 


-- 


37 


Stephenson 


42 


416 


914 


15 


387 


Henry 


45,616 


747 


11 


356 


Tazewell 


62 


584 


782 


11 


337 


Iroquois 


33,197 


411 


5 


205 


Union 


21 


,985 


320 


7 


348 


Jackson 


39,548 


749 


20 


301 


Vermilion 


91 


440 


1,548 


26 


,815 


Jasper 


13,375 


57 


-- 


49 


Wabash 


14 


220 


104 


2 


94 


Jefferson 


35,644 


777 


13 


305 


Warren 


22 


002 


415 


9 


209 


Jersey 


14 , 08.1 


42 


1 


80 


Wa shington 


15 


,912 


26 


-- 


63 


Jo Daviess 


20,475 


29 


1 


125 


Wayne 


22 


230 


150 


-- 


108 


Johnson 


10,668 


72 


— 


54 


White 


20 


534 


149 


4 


112 


Kane 


139,207 


3,746 


64 


1,688 


Whiteside 


45 


787 


878 


13 


303 


Kankakee 


64,622 


1,146 


18 


1,175 


Will 


121 


,661 


2,141 


38 


952 


Kendall 


11,354 


2 


-- 


32 


Williamson 


53 


,796 


621 


8 


461 


Knox 


54,943 


939 


13 


447 


Winnebago 


130 


,935 


2,773 


47 


978 


Lake 


133,538 


3,174 


48 


1,132 


Woodford 


19 


,683 


17 


-- 


93 



* Estimated population as of Ma/ 15, 1949. 



; rifealihcfiatMcfr 

^BULLETIN 

TABLE II. ALL DEATHS IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1949 

(All registrations within the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


3 E AT 


DEATH 




I 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 1 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


67,589 


2,837 


3,813 


4,419 


560 


1,059 


5,286 


20,542 


35,707 


3,042 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


64,264 


2,795 


3,659 


4,137 


472 


917 


4,758 


19,551 


34,419 


2,832 


Diseases of infancy, total 


3,041 


2,623 


2,894 


2,955 


15 


16 


31 


17 


6 


42 


Premature birth 


1,403 


1,388 


1,403 


1,403 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


15 


Maternal causes, total 


110 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


25 


85 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


39 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


10 


29 


'-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


30 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


7 


23 


— 


XXX 


~~ 


Communicable diseases, total 


4,880 


111 


445 


598 


135 


214 


823 


1,566 


1,543 


458 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


2,169 


107 


392 


476 


30 


20 


159 


485 


998 


66 


Influenza 


66 


-- 


6 


13 


1 


2 


7 


9 


34 


-- 


Pneumonia 


2,103 


107 


386 


463 


29 


18 


152 


476 


964 


66 


Diphtheria 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


10 


-- 


-~ 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


5 


2 


— — 


Encephalitis— infectious 


13 












1 


8 


4 


— 


Measles 


7 


-- 


2 


4 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


39 


-- 


7 


19 


6 


1 


3 


7 


3 


— 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


22 


-- 


18 


21 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


191 


-- 


2 


21 


67 


48 


50 


5 


-- 


12 


Rheumatic fever 


25 


— 


— 


1 


7 


5 


3 


5 


4 


1 


Scarlet fever 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


~ 


" 


-- 


— 





Syphilis 


464 


2 


2 


2 


— 


2 


38 


264 


158 


27 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,856 


2 


11 


38 


16 


133 


550 


761 


358 


347 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,719- 


2 


5 


10 


6 


119 


522 


728 


334 


340 


Other communicable diseases 


79 


-- 


10 


14 


5 


4 


16 


24 


16 


1 4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


3,705 


19 


95 


233 


184 


337 


668 


888 


1,392 


315 


Motor vehicle 


1,103 


-- 


6 


53 


69 


202 


288 


285 


206 


164 


Home 


1,335 


7 


69 


132 


34 


25 


98 


209 


837 


31 


Occupational 


300 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


25 


105 


129 


39 


31 


Public 


967 


12 


20 


48 


79 


85 


177 


265 


310 


89 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,123 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


4 


118 


1,001 


54 


Cancer 


10,254 


1 


4 


27 


38 


52 


772 


4,209 


5,156 


532 


Diabetes 


2,125 


-- 


2 


5 


4 


20 


62 


768 


1,266 


59 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


2,981 


37 


203 


270 


41 


39 


377 


1,163 


1,091 


147 


Appendicitis 


201 


1 


1 


11 


17 


8 


40 


72 


53 


i 5 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


903 


2 


6 


10 


1 


4 


162 


443 


283 


63 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


242 


28 


157 


178 


3 


4 


15 


19 


23 


6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


487 


2 


18 


25 


7 


5 


41 


142 


267 


13 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


500 


2 


6 


7 


2 


2 


46 


251 


192 


26 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


115 










2 


11 


58 


44 


4 


Heart disease, total 


25,780 


3 


7 


18 


32 


90 


1,178 


8,021 


16,437 


862 


Coronary 


7,051 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


12 


380 


3,063 


3,593 


207 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,142 


-- 


-- 


3 


20 


38 


212 


421 


448 


61 


Homicide 


291 


1 


2 


6 


4 


40 


161 


68 


12 


8 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


5,213 


-- 


7 


15 


7 


10 


173 


1,426 


3,581 


158 


Nephritis 


3,564 


-- 


— 


10 


10 


39 


218 


887 


2,400 


j 151 


Prostatic disease 


362 














48 


314 


' ! 11 


Suicide 


720 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


33 


195 


314 


176 


': 30 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


3,027 


41 


147 


268 


79 


102 


463 


919 


1,194 


160 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


298 


1 


7 


14 


9 


40 


65 


72 


94 


50 



* Age not reported for 16 deaths. 

ENTIRE STATE--1940 population: Total 7.897,241; Urban 5.809,650; Rural 2,087,591. 

For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal geographic Regions of the State see Reviev 
Communicable Diseases for Principal Areas of the State by Occurrence and Residence 



• of Illinois Health Statistics No. 1. "Summary of Births, 
1941-1944." 



1919 Series, Nos. 1,2,3 ' 

TABLE III. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1949 





(Does not 


include des 


<hi of Illlnc 


1. resident! 


dying outsi 


de the Slate 












TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


38,475 


1,623 


2,221 


2,528 


278 


555 


3,444 


13,585 


18,081 


2,780 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


36,878 


1,603 


2,140 


2,382 


237 


479 


3,141 


13,038 


17,598 


2,634 


Diseases oi infancy, total 


1,749 


1,497 


1,665 


1,702 


6 


8 


21 


8 


4 


105 


Premature birth 


826 


818 


826 


826 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


50 


Maternal causes, total 


55 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


13 


42 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal septicemia 


18 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


5 


13 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


13 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


10 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


3,072 


.78 


291 


372 


69 


143 


596 


1,083 


809 


198 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,366 


76. 


258 


301 


15 


15 


106 


367 


562 


93 


Influenza 


16 


-- 


1 


2 


— 


2 


3 


3 


6 


1 


Pneumonia 


1,350 


76 


257 


299 


15 


13 


103 


364 


556 


92 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery — all forms 


6 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


8 














5 


3 


1 


Measles 


2 


— 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


26 


-- 


5 


14 


4 


-- 


2 


5 


1 


\ 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


16 


-- 


14 


15 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


71 


-- 


-- 


4 


26 


17 


21 


3 


-- 


10 


Rheumatic fever 


17 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


3 


3 


4 


1 


2 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


213 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


18 


131 


62 


30 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,309 


1 


9 


31 


15 


105 


434 


549 


175 


58 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,205 


1 


4 


9 


6 


94 


41.1 


524 


161 


51 


Other communicable diseases 


38 


-- 


4 


4 


2 


2 


10 


16 


4 


3 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,740 


4 


43 


104 


88 


115 


327 


513 


593 


131 


Motor vehicle 


469 


— 


1 


19 


27 


60 


119 


132 


112 


44 


Home 


646 


4 


40 


77 


19 


16 


67 


140 


327 


53 


Occupational 


135 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


8 


45 


65 


16 


13 


Public 


490 


-- 


2 


8 


41 


31 


96 


176 


138 


21 


Arteriosclerosis 


474 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


3 


64 


407 


105 


Cancer 


6,221 


1 


3 


17 


20 


26 


516 


2,817 


2,825 


349 


Diabetes 


1,285 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


15 


36 


531 


700 


89 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


1,834 


20 


126 


155 


16 


19 


262 


793 


589 


105 


Appendicitis 


99 


-- 


-- 


4 


7 


2 


22 


46 


18 


10 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


629 


-- 


4 


6 


-- 


3 


127 


325 


168 


20 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


140 


15 


102 


109 


— 


2 


11 


8 


10 


6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


264 


1 


8 


10 


4 


2 


25 


86 


137 


19 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


319 


2 


5 


6 


-- 


2 


31 


| 164 


116 


25 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


67 










1 


5 


38 


23 


9 


Heart disease, total 


15,151 


2 


5 


13 


23 


61 


832 


5,482 


8,737 


1,198 


Coronary 


3,529 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


8 


246 


1,754 


1,519 


240 


Chronic rheumatic 


635 


— 


-- 


2 


16 


27 


143 


277 


170 


48 


Homicide 


216 


1 


2 


3 


4 


29 


126 


45 


9 


5 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


2,537 


-- 


5 


10 


3 


5 


118 


868 


1,533 


182 


Nephritis 


1,890 


-- 


— 


5 


5 


25 


151 


577 


1,127 


117 


Prostatic disease 


199 














38 


161 


9 


Suicide 


388 


XXX 


XXX 


.XXX 


1 


19 


106 


181 


81 


30 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


1,484 


19 


79 


142 


37 


57 


266 


523 


458 


, 130 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


113 


1 


2 


4 


4 


19 


37 


24 


25 


1 16 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

Chicago Metropolitan Area (Region 1 )-- 1 940 populatio* 
Counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake and Will. 



Total 4,532,332; Urban 4,256,601; Rural 275,731. 



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TABLE IV. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1949 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 

1 month 


unde r 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 25 - 44 
years years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,255 


288 


382 


461 


83 


113 


468 


1,788 


4,340 


3,343 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


6,833 


282 


361 


426 


63 


100 


399 


1,688 


4,155 


3,123 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


327 
124 


273 
121 


306 
124 


317 
124 


4 

XXX 


2 
XXX 


2 

XXX 


2 

XXX 


XXX 


142 
45 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


13 
7 
2 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


__ 


2 

2 


11 
5 
2 


__ 


XXX 


5 
4 


Communicable diseases, total 


527 


6 


31 


52 


15 


19 


81 


157 


202 


308 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


226 

16 

210 


6 
6 


27 

3 

24 


38 

8 

30 


7 
1 
6 


— 


27 

1 

26 


32 

32 


121 

6 

115 


120 

12 

108 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery — all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


2 
1 
3 

3 

1 

22 

1 

90 


-- 


1 


1 

1 

4 


1 
6 


5 
1 


1 

1 

7 
9 


1 
2 

1 

1 
50 


1 
30 


1 
3 

2 

1 
13 

61 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


164 
156 






1 




13 
13 


35 
33 


67 
64 


48 

46 


102 
98 


Other communicable diseases 


14 


— 


3 


7 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


2 


5 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


426 

133 

166 

30 

97 


XXX 


6 
6 

XXX 


21 

5 

10 

XXX 

6 


29 

16 
2 

11 


45 

34 

2 

4 

5 


64 
31 

12 
16 


70 
32 
19 
8 
11 


197 
15 

128 

6 

48 


216 
66 
84 
15 

51 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


152 

1,004 

227 


XXX 


XXX 

1 


XXX 
2 

1 


2 


8 
2 


67 
13 


11 

347 

68 


141 | 69 
578 | 422 
143 I 89 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


326 
30 
84 
22 
63 
54 


3 
3 


16 

11 

3 


27 
1 

16 
5 


9 
4 

1 


6 
2 

; 1 
1 


25 
2 

8 

1 
4 
4 


115 

9 

39 

4 

17 

26 


144 
12 
37 

36 
23 


121 
13 
27 
13 
25 
19 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


12 










1 


3 


3 


5 


7 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


2,740 
955 
124 


__ 


__ 


3 

1 


2 
1 


4 

1 


90 
37 
23 


661 

351 

38 


1,980 

567 

60 


1,291 

397 

55 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


7 

637 

326 

34 

75 


XXX 


1 

XXX 


2 
1 

XXX 


1 
1 


1 

"e 

4 


4 
11 

14 

14 


1 

143 

76 

3 
31 


1 

479 

229 

31 

25 


1 
263 
142 

13 

il 34 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


376 
46 


6 


18 
3 


31 

4 


19 

1 


10 1 61 
3 | 8 


85 
15 


170 1 194 
15 g 26 



* Age not reported for 2 deaths. 

Northern Area (Region 2)--1940 population: 

Counties: Boone. Bureau, Carroll. De 

Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



Total 782, 70i; Urban 420.191; Rural 
Kalb. Grundy, Henry, Jr. Daviess. Kai 



362,512. 
ikakee. Kendall. La Salle, Lee. McHenry. Ogle. Putnam, Rock Island. Stephenso 



I9H9 Series, Nos. 1,2,3 

TABLE V. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1949 





(Does not 


include de 


lths of Illin 


3is resident 


dying outs 


de the State 


) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


1,773 


101 


125 


139 


18 


25 


134 


444 


1,012 


695 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,668 


98 


118 


126 


16 


25 


123 


410 


968 


649 


Diseases of infancy, total 


102 


93 


98 


98 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


1 


38 


Premature birth 


45 


45 


45 


45 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


20 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


-- 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


1 


— — 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


135 


2 


8 


10 


3 


3 


16 


39 


64 


73 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


67 


2 


6 


8 


-- 


1 


4 


12 


42 


35 


Influenza 


1 














1 


-- 


— 


Pneumonia 


66 


2 


6 


8 


— 


1 


4 


11 


42 


35 


Diphtheria 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


Dysentery — all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 




~- 


"" 


Encephalitis— infectious 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 





Measles 


-- 


-- 


__ 


-- 


-- 


__ 


— 


— 


— 


-.— 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


--- 


__ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— - 


"" 






Pertussis (whooping cough) 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-" 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


~ — 


Poliomyelitis 


6 


— 


1 


1 


2 


2 


1 


— 


— — 


5 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


19 












1 


11 


7 


13 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


40 












10 


16 


14 


20 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


39 












9 


16 


14 


20 


Other communicable diseases 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


■-- 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


137 


1 


6 


10 


g 


14 


28 


17 


59 


69 


Motor vehicle 


43 


-- 


2 


3 


5 


8 


13 


6 


8 


23 


Home 


60 


1 


4 


7 


2 


2 


3 


8 


38 


37 


Occupational 


8 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


.._ 


-- 


5 


2 


1 


2 


Public 


26 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


7 


1 


12 


7 


Arteriosclerosis 


65 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


62 


56 


Cancer 


251 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


1 


19 


84 


144 


76 


Diabetes 


41 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


10 


30 


14 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


80 


2 


5 


6 


1 


1 


9 


30 


33 


22 


Appendicitis 


7 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


3 


1 


2 


3 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


23 


1 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


15 


4 


7 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


3 


1 


2 


2 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


12 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


— 


2 


8 


1 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


17 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


8 


6 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 












; i 


-- 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


591 


-- 


-- 


! 


— 


1 


20 


163 


407 


201 


Coronary 


211 












6 


85 


120 


72 


Chronic rheumatic 


52 












5 


19 


28 


9 


Homicide 


9 




-- 


-- 


— 


1 


4 


4 


-- 


-- 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


124 


-- 


-- 


i 


-- 


1 


4 


25 


93 


54 


Nephritis 


! 89 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


21 


60 


28 


Prostatic disease 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


6 


2 


Suicide 


31 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


9 


13 


8 


12 


ALL. OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


100 


3 


7 


\ 12 


2 


-- 


10 


33 


43 


45 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


i 


— 


1 


1 


1 


1 



* Age not reported for 1 death. 

Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3)-- 1940 population: Total 2 11, 736; Urban 139,2! 1; Rural 72,52 5. 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 



10 rflcalthStatiatic^ 

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TABLE VI. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1949 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






AGE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 
1 month 


unde r 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


11,028 


425 


572 


679 


85 


±71 


548 


2,391 


7,151 


5,506 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


10,391 


418 


546 


631 


74 


148 


476 


2,222 


6,839 1 


5,180 


Diseases of infancy, total 


464 


395 


441 


449 


3 


5 


1 


4 


1 


230 


Premature birth 


210 


207 


210 


210 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX | 


99 


Maternal causes, total 


15 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


12 


-- 


XXX 


8 


Puerperal septicemia 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


3 


— 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal toxemia 


7 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


"~ 


1 


6 


— 


XXX 


3 


Communicable diseases, total 


576 


13 


61 


84 


22 


23 


58 


135 


254 


275 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


277 


12 


53 


70 


4 


2 


10 


36 


155 


144 


Influenza 


12 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


7 


9 


Pneumonia 


265 


12 


52 


68 


4 


2 


9 


34 


148 


135 


Diphtheria 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 














1 


1 


1 


Measles 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


3 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


3 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


49 


-- 


1 


7 


15 


14 


13 


-- 


20 


Rheumatic fever 


2 


" 




-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Scarlet fever 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


Syphilis 


69 


1 


1 


1 


~ 


-- 


1 


37 


30 


27 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


154 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


6 


29 


57 


61 


67 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


144 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


28 


53 


58 


63 


Other communicable diseases 


13 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


4 


3 


5 


6 


Accidents— all forms, total 


706 


5 


17 


49 


28 


74 


95 


119 


341 


345 


Motor vehicle 


218 


-- 


2 


14 


12 


49 


48 


48 


47 


106 


Home 


298 


2 


9 


18 


10 


3 


11 


23 


233 


132 


Occupational 
Public 


59 
131 


XXX 

3 


XXX 

6 


XXX 

17 


1 
5 


8 
14 


13 
23 


26 
22 


11 
50 


35 
72 


Arteriosclerosis 


186 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


9 


176 


100 


Cancer 


1,577 


-- 


-- 


4 


5 


10 


90 


517 


951 


742 


Diabetes 


319 


— 


1 


2 


1 


2 


5 


84 


225 


170 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


399 


5 


25 


37 


7 


9 


39 


117 


190 


205 


Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 


34 
93 


1 


1 


2 
2 


5 


3 
1 


3 

11 


10 
34 


11 

45 


19 
35 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


31 


4 


18 


21 


1 


"" 


1 


5 


3 


19 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


87 


-- 


\ 2 


4 


1 


1 


6 


i 20 


55 


49 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


56 












5 


25 


26 


26 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


23 












1 


12 


10 


; ii 


Heart disease, t«tal 


! 4,097 


— 


-- 


-- 


4 


10 


94 


869 


3,120 


j 2,042 


Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


! 1 , 427 
189 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


3 

i l 


46 
15 


480 
49 


898 

121 


• 695 
103 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 


15 

1,119 

688 

75 


-- 


1 


2 

! 4 


1 
3 


2 
2 

! 5 


8 
20 
21 


5 

198 

96 

2 


8-96 

559 

73 


5 

565 

367 

44 


Suicide 


132 


XXX 


XXX 


: XXX 


-- 


3 


31 


55 


43 


71 


ALL OTHER KNOW* CAUSES 


589 


7 


25 


47 


! 9 


19 


64 


| 161 


288 


[: 297 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


\ 48 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


4 


8 


8 


24 


29 



* Age not reported for 3 deaths. 

Central A rea (Region 4)--1940 population: Total 1,331,175; Urban 551 
Coles, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Green 
Macoupin, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Me rcer, Montgomery, Morga 



587; Rural 779,588. Counties: Adams, Brown. Calhoun, Cass, Champaign. Chrisitan, Clark, 
;, Hancock, Henderson, Iroquois, Jersey , Knox, Livingston. Logan, McDonough, McLean, Macon, 
l, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark. Vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



I 9U9 Se r i es, N os. I, 2, 3 11 

TABLE VII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST NINE MONTHS. 1949 





(Does not 


include dee 


(ho of Itlinc 


in resident. 


dying outside the State 












TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


D E A 


r h 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over | 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


2,521 


132 


154 


173 


17 


43 


169 


691 


1,428 


951 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,379 


131 


148 


166 


14 


35 


152 


650 


1,362 


904 


Diseases of infancy, total 


133 


126 


130 


132 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


46 


Premature birth 


70 


70 


70 


70 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


26 


Maternal causes, total 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


3 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


■"- 


XXX 


__ 


Puerperal toxemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— — 


— ™ 


1 




XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


143 


2 


8 


11 


-- 


8 


19 


41 


64 


58 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


66 


2 


8 


11 


-- 


2 


4 


13 


36 


23 


Influenza 


6 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


4 


1 


Pneumonia 


60 


2 


8 


11 


-- 


2 


3 


12 


32 


22 


Diphtheria 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery-rail forms 


1 














1 


-- 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-~ 


— 


— 


— 


— — 


"" 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 





Meningitis— meningococcus 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


! 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— - 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-~ 


Poliomyelitis 


6 


-- 


-•- 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


1 


— 


l 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


__ 


-- 


Syphilis 


24 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


4 


9 


11 


15 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


45 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


2 


9 


17 


17 


19 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


44 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


2 


8 


17 


17 


19 


Other communicable diseases 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


164 


-- 


4 


9 


8 


15 


26 


44 


62 


70 


Motor vehicle 


48 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


8 


14 


15 


7 


13 


Home 


69 


-- 


4 


8 


-- 


1 


5 


10 


45 


34 


Occupational 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


5 


7 


2 


9 


Public 


30 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


3 


2 


12 


8 


14 


Arteriosclerosis 


51 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


9 


42 


30 


Cancer 


321 


— 


— 


2 


1 


1 


17 


127 


173 


117 


Diabetes 


80 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


22 


56 


23 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


97 


3 


6 


9 


3 


— 


13 


28 


44 


34 


Appendicitis 


5 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


— 


— 


2 


— 


3 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


31 


1 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


7 


9 


14 


8 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


7 


1 


3 


4 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


5 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


16 


1 


2 


2 


-- 


— 


3 


4 


7 


4 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


15 












1 


8 


6 


7 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


3 














1 


2 


i 1 


Heart disease, total 


939 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


5 


37 


265 


630 


367 


Coronary 


213 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


14 


105 


94 


69 


Chronic rheumatic 


34 


-~ 


-■~ 


-- 


-- 


4 


7 


9 


14 


7 


Homicide 


21 


— 


__ 


3 


— 


5 


8 


5 




5 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


232 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


9 


55 


167 


79 


Nephritis 


•149 


-- 


"- 


-- 


— 


— - 


8 


36 


105 


60 


Prostatic disease 


17 














4 


13 


" 6 


Suicide 


26 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


10 


12 


4 


8 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


118 


1 


6 


1 7 


2 


5 


16 


33 


55 


39 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


24 


— 


— 


— 


1 


3 


1 


8 


11 


1 7 



East St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Regi< 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



, 5) — 1940 populati- 



Total 316,248; Urban 213,175; Rural 103,073. 



12 



^BULLETIN 



TABLE VIII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, FIRST NINE MONTHS, 1949 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


5,285 


227 


299 


357 


66 


100 


318 


1,191 


3,249 


3,303 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


4,981 


223 


290 


338 


61 


86 


294 


1,127 


3,071 


3,109 


Diseases of infancy, total 


214 


202 


212 


213 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


124 


Premature birth 


107 


106 


107 


107 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


59 


Maternal causes, total 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


6 


11 


-- 


XXX 


12 


Puerperal septicemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


3 


— 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


3 


- — 


XXX 


4 


Communicable diseases, total 


362 


8 


40 


58 


25 


14 


39 


87 


139 


252 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


144 


7 


34 


39 


4 


-- 


6 


20 


75 


97 


Influenza 


15 


— 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


11 


12 


Pneumonia 


129 


7 


33 


38 


4 


— 


5 


18 


64 


85 


Diphtheria 
















-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 














1 


-- 


~~ 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 





-- 


— - 


Measles 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


Meningitis — meningococcus 


7 


-- 


,1 


4 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


4 


-- 


2 


4 








-- 


-- 


3 


Poliomyelitis 


34 


— 


-- 


5 


18 


5 


5 


1 


— 


25 


Rheumatic fever 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


1 


2 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


™- 


Syphilis 


40 












5 


19 


16 


28 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


117 


1 


1 


3 


1 


5 


22 


44 


42 


81 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


107 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


4 


22 


43 


37 


76 


Other communicable diseases 


10 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


1 


4 


7 


Accidents— all forms, total 


364 


9 


18 


36 


20 


48 


69 


71 


117 


213 


Motor vehicle 


104 


-- 


1 


9 


6 


27 


27 


23 


12 


63 


Home 


80 


— 


5 


10 


1 


1 


5 


9 


54 


45 


Occupational 


32 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


17 


12 


2 


20 


Public 


148 


9 


12 


17 


13 


19 


20 


27 


49 


85 


A rte riosclerosis 


188 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








20 


168 


163 


Cancer 


670 


— 


-- 


2 


7 


2 


40 


211 


408 


402 


Diabete ■ 


143 


-- 


-- 


__ 


1 


1 


5 


42 


94 


! 91 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


188 


3 


18 


27 


4 


3 


17 


51 


86 


113 


Appendicitis 


20 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


1 


7 


2 


9 


13 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


30 












2 


13 


15 


17 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


29 


3 


16 


20 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


6 


18 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


36 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


9 


23 


26 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


30 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


3 


14 


12 


15 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


6 












1 


4 


1 


j 4 


Heart disease, total 


1,858 


1 


2 


2 


1 


6 


63 


430 


1,355 


1,130 


Coronary 


562 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


21 


217 


322 


322 


Chronic rheumatic 


89 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


4 


11 


22 


52 


53 


Homicide 


.17 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


7 


7 


2 


4 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


500 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


8 


117 


373 


314 


Nephritis 


373 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


13 


65 


292 


236 


Prostatic disease 


25 














1 


24 


15 


Suicide 


56 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


! 


3 


21 


20 


12 


36 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


277 


4 


8 


16 


5 


8 


23 


59 


166 


;; 174 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


27 


-- 


1 


3 


— 


6 


1 


5 


12 


|l 20 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

Southern Area (Region 6)--l940 population: Total 723.047; 
Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawfo 
Lawrence. Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry. Pope, 



Urban 228,885; Rural 
d. Edwards. Effingha 
Pulaski. Randolph, Ri 



494.162. 

m. Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin. Jackson. Jasper. Jefferson, Johnson, 
chland. Saline , .Union, Wabash. Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson. 



1949 Series, Nos. 



13 



VITAL STATISTICS IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS 1949 



FIVE PER CENT MORE BIRTHS 

Live birth registrations were 5 per cent 
higher in the first half of 1949 as compared to 
the same period of 1948. An increase of over 
4,500 live births was recorded for the period 
for an average rate of 20.9 annual live births per 
thousand inhabitants. The average rate for the 
first half of 1948 was 20.0 annual live births per 
thousand population. The birth rates in states 
all across the nation, in the first half of 1949, 
have remained at essentially the same levels 
recorded in the first six months of 1948. The 
average annual rate for the nation as a whole, 
from January through June, 1949, was 23.1 per 
thousand population as compared to a rate of 23.3 
for the same period of 1948. 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES FOR 
THE FIRST SIX MONTHS 





1949 


1948 


LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 


20.9 


20.0 


DEATHS per 1,000 population 


10.9 


11.1 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents, based on esti- 
mates of Illinois' population as follows: April 1, 1949--8,423,750; April 1, 
1948--8.316.250. 



Mortality from all causes was 10.9 per 
thousand population in the first six months of 
1949, as compared to a rate of 11.1 deaths per 
thousand inhabitants recorded in the like period 
of 1948. Mortality from heart disease and from 
cancer was essentially the same in the two cor- 
responding periods. A further decline in the 
mortality experience from tuberculosis was re- 
corded, the death rate dropping from 32.5 deaths 
per hundred thousand population in the first half 
of 1948, to 30.5 in the first half of 1949. 

TABLE B- FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES, FIRST SIX MONTHS 

Per 1,000 
live births 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



1949 

17.7 
20.6 
28.4 
10.3 
0.8 



1948 

18.2 
20.6 
29.4 
10.9 
1.0 



The maternal mortality experience for the 
first half of 1949 was below the very good record 
for the same period of 1948. Only 0.8 mothers 
died for every thousand live births in the first 



six months of 1949, as compared to a rate of 
1.0 for the corresponding period of 1948. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES, FIRST SIX MONTHS 



Cause 


Number of 
deaths 


Deaths per 

100 thousand 

inhabitants 




1949 


1948 


1949 


1948 


Heart disease 


17,986 


17,632 


427.0 


424.0 


Cancer 


6,824 


6,652 


162.0 


160.0 


Cerebral 










hemorrhage* 


3,591 


3,607 


85.3 


86.7 


Nephritis 


2,506 


2,659 


59.5 


63.9 


All accidents 


2,410 


2,724 


57.2 


65.5 


Influenza and 










pneumonia 


1,640 


1,485 


38.9 


35.7 


Diabetes 


1,445 


1,402 


34.3 


33.7 


Tuberculosis 


1,286 


1,353 


30.5 


32.5 


Premature birth 


903 


904 


21.4 


21.7 


Arteriosclerosis 


723 


671 


17.2 


16.1 



* Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 



The accident death rate was lower for the 
six month period ending June 30, 1949, than for 
the same period of 1948. There was lower mor- 
tality for every form of accident. Percentage- 
wise, the greatest reduction was for occupation- 
al accident mortality with a rate of 4.5 deaths 
per 100,000 inhabitants or 24 per cent below the 
death rate for the corresponding period of 1948. 
Automobile accident mortality, during the first 
half of 1949, was 19 per cent below the rate for 
the first half of 1948 despite an increase in the 
number of miles traveled by motor vehicles. 



TABLE D 



Cause 



ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST SIX MONTHS 



Number of 
deaths 



Deaths per 

100 thousand 

inhabitants 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



1949 
2,410 



1948 
2,724 



709 861 

903 970 

188 245 

610 648 



1949 

57.2 

16.8 

21.4 

4.5 

14.5 



1948 

65.5 

20.7 

23.3 

5.9 

15.6 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 



14 



TABLE I. 



LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL 

FIRST SDC MONTHS, 1949 



^BULLETIN 

CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, 









(A 


1 registrations 


within the State) 










County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 


8,423,750 


87,828 


1,558 


46,109 


La Salle 
Lawrence 


102,804 
21,532 


1,058 
40 


14 

1 


591 
63 


Chicago 


3,623,189 


37,317 


722 


19,439 


Lee 


35,966 


334 


3 


241 


Down state 


4,800,561 


50,511 


836 


26,670 


Livingston 


39,875 


349 


5 


214 


Adams 


68,270 


758 


13 


470 


Logan 


30,382 


299 


2 


192 


Alexander 


26,665 


311 


10 


148 


McDonough 


27,780 


330 


9 


188 


Bond 


14,800 


2 


-- 


58 


McHenry 


39,074 


370 


7 


229 


Boone 


15,734 


237 


1 


107 


McLean 


77,394 


954 


18 


459 


Brown 


8,046 


14 


-- 


41 


Macon 


90,470 


1,308 


16 


521 


Bureau 


38,727 


429 


7 


234 


Macoupin 


47 , 933 


128 


2 


182 


Calhoun 


8,147 


14 


-- 


25 


Madison 


163,462 


1,886 


35 


849 


Carroll 


18,496 


150 


4 


77 


Marion 


49,950 


546 


6 


244 


Cass 


16,986 


169 


3 


88 


Marshall 


13,502 


4 


1 


44 


Champaign 


75,622 


1,313 


15 


374 


Mason 


15,780 


11 


-- 


41 


Christian 


40,106 


470 


9 


198 


Massac 


15,250 


87 


1 


92 


Clark 


18,953 


32 


2 


90 


Menard 


10,880 


19 


— 


31 


Clay 


19,363 


73 


1 


43 


Mercer 


18,106 


13 


-- 


38 


Clinton 


23,773 


191 


5 


106 


Monroe 


12,936 


2 


-- 


39 


Coles 


40,393 


529 


8 


228 


Montgomery 


35,513 


472 


11 


247 


Cook 


4,392,546 


45,918 


850 


24,094 


Morgan 


37,716 


391 


4 


437 


Crawford 


21,799 


199 


4 


121 


Moultrie 


13,742 


21 


1 


58 


Cumberland 


11,662 


32 


3 


50 


Ogle 


30,829 


175 


1 


140 


De Kalb 


35,973 


480 


7 


209 


Peoria 


164,493 


2,422 


40 


1,039 


De Witt 


18,746 


115 


-- 


104 


Perry 


24,323 


225 


3 


106 


Douglas 


18,049 


167 


4 


78 


Piatt 


15,006 


82 


1 


36 


Du Page 


111,498 


1,045 


19 


589 


Pike 


25,576 


148 


2 


121 


Edgar 


25,044 


190 


2 


147 


Pope 


7,860 


24 


1 


35 


Edwards 


9,124 


25 


-- 


33 


Pulaski 


16,197 


59 


2 


80 


Effingham 


22,732 


353 


9 


189 


Putnam 


5,370 


-- 


-- 


13 


Fayette 


29,550 


258 


6 


119 


Randolph 


34,856 


367 


6 


138 


Ford 


15,476 


113 


3 


52 


Richland 


17,600 


316 


5 


121 


Franklin 


55,691 


330 


6 


209 


Rock Island 


121,986 


1,637 


23 


758 


Fulton 


46,145 


416 


4 


226 


St. Clair 


183,494 


1,977 


44 


954 


Gallatin 


11,620 


48 


1 


49 


Saline 


39,494 


447 


7 


222 


Greene 


20,811 


237 


4 


83 


Sangamon 


125,168 


1,645 


25 


811 


Grundy 


19,158 


150 


1 


78 


Schuyler 


11,454 


45 


-- 


35 


Hamilton 


13,363 


96 


1 


59 


Scott 


8,304 


6 


— 


16 


Hancock 


26,845 


77 


2 


87 


Shelby 


26,530 


141 


1 


122 


Hardin 


7,884 


72 


3 


34 


Stark 


9,048 


1 


-- 


16 


Henderson 


9,099 


8 


-- 


21 


Stephenson 


42,364 


576 


7 


265 


Henry 


45,558 


480 


7 


244 


Tazewell 


62,426 


516 


10 


226 


Iroquois 


33,144 


277 


3 


141 


Union 


21,960 


185 


6 


226 


Jackson 


39,495 


451 


15 


204 


Vermilion 


91,319 


968 


20 


529 


Jasper 


13,358 


22 


-- 


31 


Wabash 


14,202 


67 


2 


59 


Jefferson 


35,585 


480 


8 


201 


Warren 


21,972 


260 


2 


139 


Jersey 


14,055 


29 


-- 


50 


Washington 


15,897 


15 


-- 


49 


Jo Daviess 


20,442 


22 


-- 


83 


Wayne 


22,196 


94 


-- 


80 


Johnson 


10,657 


41 


-- 


39 


White 


20,504 


94 


2 


79 


Kane 


138,994 


2,388 


45 


1,089 


White side 


45,682 


557 


9 


207 


Kankakee 


64,503 


724 


14 


764 


Will 


121,473 


1,370 


25 


632 


Kendall 


11,336 


1 


-- 


21 


Williamson 


53,749 


384 


4 


310 


Knox 


54,870 


597 


11 


308 


Winnebago 


130,626 


1,782 


31 


656 


Lake 


133,204 


2,078 


33 


732 


Woodford 


19,648 


10 


~ — 


64 



• Estimated population as of April 1, 1949. 



949 Series, N o s. I. 2, 3 
TABLE II. ALL DEATHS 



IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, FIRST SDC MONTHS, 



15 



1949 







(All 


registration 


s within the 


State) 














TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15-24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


46,109 


1,810 


2,496 


2,898 


325 


641 


3,581 


13,981 


24,670 


2,066 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


43,870 


1,784 


2,391 


2,702 


265 


549 


3,226 


13,322 


23,796 


1,927 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


1,958 
903 


1,678 
894 


1,863 
903 


1,901 
903 


12 

XXX 


12 

XXX 


20 

XXX 


8 

XXX 


4 

XXX 


32 
8 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


68 
26 
16 


XXX 
XXX 

XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 





12 

4 

1 


56 
22 

15 


-- 


XXX 

XXX 
XXX 


1 

1 


Communicable diseases, total 


3,381 


69 


321 


420 


48 


108 


552 


1,134 


1,118 


315 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


1,640 

58 

1,582 


66 

66 


288 

6 

282 


352 

13 

339 


22 

1 
21 


15 

1 

14 


120 

6 

114 


384 

9 

375 


746 

28 

718 


57 
57 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery — all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


3 

5 

7 

6 

31 

10 

1 

20 

2 

323 


1 


1 

2 
7 
7 

1 


2 

4 

15 

9 

1 


3 

1 
7 
2 


1 
1 

3 

1 


2 

3 
1 

3 

27 


1 
2 
5 
1 
7 

4 
189 


1 
2 

2 

3 
105 


1 

1 
14 


Tuberculosis — all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,286 
1,201 


2 
2 


8 
4 


27 
8 


11 

5 


84 
78 


384 
371 


530 
509 


250 
230 


239 
235 


Other communicable diseases 


47 


-- 


7 


10 


2 


3 


12 


11 


9 


3 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


2,410 
709 
903 
188 
610 


17 
6 

XXX 

11 


76 

4 

54 

XXX 

18 


164 
38 
94 

XXX 

32 


113 

43 

24 

1 

45 


199 

123 
17 
18 
41 


433 

192 

73 

69 

99 


549 
170 
133 
74 
172 


949 
143 
562 
26 
218 


190 

109 

23 

19 

39 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


723 
6,824 

1,445 


XXX 

1 


XXX 

4 
2 


XXX 

22 

5 


20 
2 


37 
12 


3 
533 

41 


78 

2,761 

550 


642 

3,451 

835 


29 

370 

41 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


1,961 
116 
629 
125 
332 
342 


17 
1 

12 

2 


118 

1 

3 

83 

13 

5 


160 

5 

6 

96 

17 

6 


28 
9 
1 
2 
5 
2 


23 
4 
3 
1 
4 
1 


257 
23 

113 

6 

29 

35 


773 
44 

318 

9 

94 

167 


720 
31 

188 
11 

183 

131 


97 
2 

42 
3 
9 

20 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


89 










2 


9 


44 


34 


3 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


17,986 

4,816 

813 


2 


2 


9 
2 


24 
15 


65 
9 

28 


795 
233 
160 


5,533 

2,067 
299 


11,556 

2,505 

309 


600 

125 
43 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


194 

3,591 

2,506 

235 

499 


XXX 


1 
4 

XXX 


3 
9 
9 

XXX 


2 

6 
9 

1 


23 

7 
29 

20 


110 
120 
157 

140 


47 
991 
602 

30 
222 


9 

2,457 

1,700 

205 

116 


! 7 

108 

107 

6 

21 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


2,053 
186 


26 


101 
4 


188 
8 


53 
7 


70 
22 


317 
38 


613 
46 


811 
63 


104 
35 



* Age not reported for 13 deaths. 

ENTIRE STATE--1940 population: Total 7,897,241; Urban 5.809.650; Rural 2,087,591. 

For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal geographic Regions of the State see Review of Illinois 
Communicable Diseases for Principal Areas of the State by Occurrence and Residence 1941-1944.' 



Health Statistics No. 1, 



of Births, Deaths, and 



16 



rffeatifit$iati&ti& 

^BUUETIN 



TABLE III. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST SDX MONTHS, 1949 





(Does not 


include deaths of Illinois resident! 


dying outside the State 












TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 1 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over j 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


26,499 


1,034 


1,427 


1,633 


166 


336 


2,404 


9,330 


12,626 


1,884 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


25,444 


1,025 


1,378 


1,543 


136 


289 


2,202 


8,969 


12,302 


1,787 


Diseases of infancy, total 


1,119 


960 


1,068 


1,092 


3 


5 


13 


3 


3 


61 


Premature birth 


531 


526 


531 


531 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX - 


XXX 


28 


Maternal causes, total 


40 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


8 


32 


-- 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal septicemia 


14 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


11 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


9 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


8 


"" 


XXX 




Communicable diseases, total 


2,146 


48 


194 


250 


28 


81 


420 


789 


578 


125 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,013 


46 


176 


207 


9 


12 


85 


288 


412 


60 


Influenza 


13 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


1 


3 


3 


4 


""" 


Pneumonia 


1,000 


46 


175 


205 


9 


11 


82 


285 


408 


60 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


2 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


— — 


Encephalitis— infectious 


4 














3 


1 


1 


Measles 


1 


-~ 


-- 


1 














Meningitis— meningococcus 


21 


— 


5 


11 


3 


-- 


2 


5 


™~ 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


5 


— 


3 


4 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


"™ 


™~ 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


~~ 


— 


■""■ 


.. 


Rheumatic fever 


12 


-- 


-- 


— 


5 


1 


3 


3 


~~ 


2 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 





~ ~ 


"~ — 




Syphilis 


157 


1 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


16 


99 


41 


24 


Tuberculosis— oil forms 


907 


1 


6 


23 


10 


66 


303 


383 


122 


35 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


840 


1 


3 


7 


5 


61 


292 


366 


109 


32 


Other communicable diseases 


23 


-- 


3 


3 


-- 


2 


9 


8 


1 


2 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,127 


3 


34 


69 


55 


61 


227 


323 


392 


85 


Motor vehicle 


314 


-- 


1 


12 


18 


35 


86 


84 


79 


22 


Home 


435 


3 


31 


53 


14 


10 


53 


92 


213 


43 


Occupational 


87 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


35 


35 


11 


9 


Public 


291 


-- 


2 


4 


23 


10 


53 


112 


89 


11 


Arteriosclerosis 


313 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


2 


48 


263 


70 


Cancer 


4,165 


1 


3 


16 


12 


20 


358 


1,875 


1,884 


217 


Diabete s 


884 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


8 


26 


383 


465 


57 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


1,216 


12 


74 


95 


9 


10 


184 


531 


387 


69 


Appendicitis 


58 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


14 


29 


10 


6 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


444 


-- 


3 


5 


-- 


2 


91 


234 


112 


15 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


74 


8 


54 


60 


-- 


-- 


5 


2 


7 


4 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


174 


-- 


6 


7 


2 


2 


17 


56 


90 


1 13 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


227 


2 


5 


6 


-- 


1 


23 


116 


81 


17 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


50 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


4 


29 


16 


! 5 


Heart disease, total 


10,730 


1 


1 


7 


17 


45 


572 


3,808 


6,278 


| 842 


Coronary 


2,454 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


5 


157 


1,200 


1,091 


168 


Chronic rheumatic 


456 


-- 


— 


2 


11 


21 


105 


197 


120 


34 


Homicide 


146 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


16 


8S 


30 


8 


5 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,765 


__ 


3 


7 


3 


3 


87 


606 


1,059 


136 


Nephritis 


1,330 


-- 


-- 


5 


5 


20 


107 


389 


804 


86 


Prostatic disease 


141 














26 


115 


7 


Suicide 


272 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


11 


82 


129 


50 


22 




ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


988 


9 


49 


89 


26 


37 


18C 


346 


309 


I 87 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


67 


-- 


— 


1 


4 


10 


22 


15 


15 


| 10 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

Chitago Metropolitan Area (Region 1)— 1940 population: Total 4,532,332; Urban 4,256,601; Rural 275.731. 
Counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake and Will. 



919 Series, Nos. 1,2,3 17 

TABLE IV. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, FIRST SIX MONTHS, 1949 





(Dors not 


include d>< 


iths of Illinois reoidenti 


dying outside the State 












TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 

years 


15-24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


4,932 


190 


262 


315 


54 


70 


297 


1,204 


2,990 


2,265 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


4,651 


186 


248 


289 


42 


62 


249 


1,143 


2,864 


2,123 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


221 
83 


183 
82 


207 
83 


213 
83 


4 

XXX 


2 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


XXX 


100 
29 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


7 
4 
2 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


-- 


1 
1 


6 
3 

2 


-- 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


2 

2 


Communicable diseases, total 


364 


2 


24 


37 


8 


12 


46 


107 


153 


209 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pne umonia 


173 

16 

157 


2 

2 


22 

3 

19 


31 

8 

23 


7 
1 
6 


— 


14 

1 

13 


24 
24 


96 

6 
90 


85 
12 
73 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


2 
1 
2 

2 
1 

1 
57 


— 


1 


1 
1 


-- 


1 


1 
5 


1 
2 
1 

1 
35 


1 
16 


1 
2 

2 

1 

40 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


116 
111 


-- 


_. 


_. 


:: 


11 
11 


26 

24 


41 
39 


38 

37 


74 
71 


Other communicable diseases 


9 


-- 


1 


4 


i 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


276 
82 

108 
17 
69 


XXX 


5 
5 

XXX 


17 
5 
8 

XXX 

4 


21 

12 

2 

7 


27 

20 

2 

2 

3 


44 

20 

3 

7 

14 


43 

17 

12 

5 

9 


124 
8 

81 
3 

32 


135 

43 

52 

7 

33 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


92 

654 
158 


XXX 


XXX 

1 


XXX 

1 

1 


-- 


6 
1 


39 
6 


5 

220 

47 


87 
388 

103 


36 

271 
64 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


223 
20 
53 
14 
44 
40 


1 
1 


11 

7 
2 


18 
1 

11 
3 


6 
2 

1 


4 
1 

1 


15 
2 
4 

3 

4 


80 
5 

25 
3 

13 

20 


100 
9 

24 

z 

15 


84 
11 
16 

7 

18 

15 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


4 


5 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


1,903 

652 

85 






1 


2 

1 


1 


60 
22 
18 


464 

242 

25 


1,375 

388 

41 


897 

274 

42 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


4 
422 

244 
17 
57 


XXX 


XXX 


1 

XXX 


1 


4 
3 


i 5 
10 

12 


1 

94 

54 

1 

24 


320 

176 
16 
18 


179 
110 

7 
24 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


252 
29 


4 


11 

3 


22 
4 


11 
1 


7 
1 


44 
4 


53 
8 


115 | 125 
11 1 17 



* Age not reported for 2 deaths. 

Northern Area (Region 2)--1940 population: 

Counties: Boone, Bureau. Carroll, De 

Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



Total 782,703; Urban 420,191; Rural 362.512. 

Kalb, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnan 



Rock Island, Stephenson, 



18 



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TABLE V. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST SDC MONTHS, 1949 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




" ... 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


1,200 


70 


85 


93 


13 


13 


101 


294 


686 


477 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,122 


67 


79 


83 


11 


13 


92 


270 


653 


442 


Diseases of infancy, total 


69 


66 


67 


67 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


26 


Premature birth 


28 


28 


28 


28 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


14 


Maternal causes, total 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


3 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-~ 


— 


XXX 




Communicable diseases, total 


93 


-- 


5 


7 


1 


1 


13 


29 


42 


48 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


54 


-- 


4 


6 


-- 


1 


4 


11 


32 


29 


Influenza 


1 














1 


-- 


-- 


Pne umonia 


53 


-- 


4 


6 


-- 


1 


4 


10 


32 


29 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


Dysentery — all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 




"" 




Encephalitis — infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


~~ 


— 


— ~ 


"" 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


__ 


— 


— — 


"" 




Meningiti s — mening oc oc c us 


-- 


-*• 


-- 


— 


— 


— — 


"" 








Pertussis (whooping cough) 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 





— 


" ~ 


"" 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-" 


-- 


— 




— - 


" 








Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


— 


— - 


~~ 




Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 





Syphilis 


10 












1 


7 


2 


7 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


27 












8 


11 


8 


12 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


27 












8 


11 


8 


12 


Other communicable diseases 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-~ 


Accidents — all forms, total 


95 


1 


4 


6 


7 


7 


20 


11 


44 


50 


Motor vehicle 


35 


-- 


1 


2 


5 


4 


12 


4 


8 


20 


Home 


44 


1 


3 


4 


2 


2 


3 


6 


27 


26 


Occupational 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


- - 


~ ~ 




Public 


14 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


3 


1 


9 


4 


Arteriosclerosis 


40 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


39 


34 


Cancer 


164 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


15 


45 


101 


50 


Diabetes 


25 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


6 


18 


10 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


57 


-- 


2 


2 


i 


1 


7 


20 


26 


15 


Appendicitis 


5 












2 


1 


2 


2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


16 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


11 


3 


4 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


10 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


7 


1 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


10 












1 


5 


4 


5 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 












1 





1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


394 












15 


114 


265 


134 


Coronary 


145 












4 


55 


86 


53 


Chronic rheumatic 


37 












5 


13 


19 


5 


Homicide 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


~ ~ 




Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


81 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


17 


61 


35 


Nephritis 


68 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


15 


45 


25 


Prostatic disease 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


2 


Suicide 


23 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-.- 


~~ 


7 


10 


6 


11 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


77 


3 


6 


10 


2 


— 


9 


24 


32 


34 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


1 


-- 


-- 


" 


— 




"" 




1 


1 



na Metropolitan Area (Region 3)-- 1 940 population: Total 21 I ,736; Urban 1 39,21 1 ; Rural 72.52 5, 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 



U9 Series, Nos. 1,2,3 

TABLE VI. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 



19 



FIRST SDC MONTHS, 1949 





(Dors nol 


include dr 


iths of Illin 


„s rrsidrnt 


j dyins outs 


de the State 


) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - Z4 


25-44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,398 


270 


391 


460 


47 


106 


336 


1,588 


4,860 


3,682 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


6,980 


266 


372 


425 


39 


90 


296 


1,478 


4,651 


3,471 


Diseases of infancy, total 


307 


251 


289 


295 


3 


4 


1 


3 


-- 


143 


Premature birth 


136 


133 


136 


136 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


56 


Maternal causes, total 


6 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


5 


-- 


XXX 


5 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-" 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


394 


9 


50 


62 


7 


5 


29 


97 


194 


193 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


217 


9 


44 


56 


4 


1 


7 


29 


120 


113 


Influenza 


9 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


5 


7 


Pneumonia 


208 


9 


43 


54 


4 


1 


7 


27 


115 


106 


Diphtheria 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Enc e phaliti s —infectious 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


Measles 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Meningiti s — mening oc oc c us 


3 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


3 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


2 


Scarlet fever 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


Syphilis 


52 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


27 


25 


18 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


104 


— 


1 


I 


-- 


3 


18 


39 


43 


48 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


100 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


18 


37 


42 


46 


Other communicable diseases 


9 


-- 


1 


'- 


-- 


-- 


3 


1 


4 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


458 


4 


13 


34 


16 


49 


57 


62 


240 


227 


Motor vehicle 


133 


-- 


1 


9 


6 


32 


32 


22 


32 


65 


Home 


205 


2 


8 


15 


5 


2 


7 


12 


164 


93 


Occupational 


38 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


6 


7 


15 


9 


25 


Public 


82 


2 


4 


10 


4 


9 


11 


13 


35 


44 


Arteriosclerosis 


122 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


114 


64 


Cancer 


1,043 


— 


-- 


2 


2 


6 


66 


333 


634 


485 


Diabete s 


210 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


2 


3 


58 


145 


107 


Diseases of .digestive system, total 


258 


2 


18 


25 


5 


6 


26 


77 


119 


127 


Appendicitis 


20 


1 


1 


2 


4 


2 


2 


4 


6 


12 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


65 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


8 


27 


28 


23 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


16 


1 


11 


12 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


1 


9 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


61 


-•' 


2 


3 


1 


-- 


4 


13 


40 


31 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


36 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


4 


14 


18 


17 


Goite r — exophthalmic 


20 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


9 


10 


10 


Heart disease, total 


2,783 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


9 


54 


578 


2,139 


1,400 


Coronary 


955 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


23 


316 


613 


460 


Chronic rheumatic 


129 


-- 


-- 


— 


3 


1 


10 


36 


79 


68 


Homicide 


10 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


5 


-- 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


767 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


2 


14 


139 


610 


374 


Nephritis 


467 


-- 


— 


4 


2 


3 


16 


71 


371 


258 


Prostatic disease 


46 














1 


45 


26 


Suicide » 


89 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


19 


38 


30 


49 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


389 


4 


19 


35 


7 


I 14 


36 


103 


194 


191 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


29 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


i 2 


4 


7 


15 


20 



* Age not reported for 1 death. 

Central A rea { Region A)-- 1 940 population: Total 1,331,175; Urban 55 1 ,587; Rural 779,588. Counties: Adams. B 
'Coles, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Hende r son, Iroquois, Jersey, K: 
Macoupin, Marshall, Mason. Menard, Merce r, Montgomery , Morgan, Moult rie , Piatt, Pike, Sangamon , Schuyle r. 



■own, Calhou 
lox.Livingstc 

Scott. Shelby, 



n, Cass, Champaign, Chrisitan. Clark, 
n, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Macon, 
Stark, Vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



20 



^BULLETIN 



TABLE VII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 

FIRST SDC MONTHS, 1949 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




I 


IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


1,700 


83 


99 


110 


7 


26 


101 


468 


988 


628 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,599 


82 


94 


104 


4 


21 


89 


439 


942 


594 


Diseases of infancy, total 


86 


80 


84 


85 








1 


-- 


35 


Premature birth 


47 


47 


47 


47 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


22 


Maternal causes, total 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


• XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








-- 


XXX 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


95 


2 


7 


9 


-- 


2 


11 


29 


44 


39 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


49 


2 


7 


9 


— 


1 


4 


10 


25 


16 


Influenza 


6 












1 


1 


4 


1 


Pneumonia 


43 


2 


7 


9 


-- 


1 


3 


9 


21 


15 


Diphtheria 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


__ 


-- 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 














1 


-- 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 




















•*- 


Poliomyelitis 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


— 


— 


~ 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


Syphilis 


15 












2 


6 


7 


8 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


29 












5 


12 


12 


15 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


29 












5 


12 


12 


15 


Other communicable diseases 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


Accidents— all forms, total 


101 


— 


2 


5 


— 


8 


16 


27 


45 


45 


Motor vehicle 


32 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


5 


11 


11 


4 


9 


Home 


46 




2 


4 


-- 


1 


3 


4 


34 


22 


Occ upational 


11 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


2 


5 


2 


8 


Public 


12 














7 


5 


6 


Arteriosclerosis 


31 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








6 


25 


| 17 


Cancer 


233 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


1 


13 


92 


124 


I 83 


Diabetes 


50 












1 


13 


36 


! 15 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


62 


— 


1 


1 


2 


-- 


9 


16 


34 


18 


Appendicitis 


2 














2 


-- 


1 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


21 












5 


5 


11 


6 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


| 3 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


I 2 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


9 












2 


! 2 


5 


| 1 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


8 












1 


3 


; 4 


3 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 














1 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


634 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


20 


177 


432 


246 


Coronary 


135 












9 


65 


61 


j 36 


Chronic rheumatic 


26 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


3 


5 


8 


10 


4 


Homicide 


15 


-- 


-- 


2 


— 


5 


4 


4 


-- 


2 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


162 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


39 


118 


48 


Nephritis 


100 












5 


23 


72 


37 


Prostatic disease 


8 














1 


7 


2 


Suicide 


19 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


5 


10 


4 


6 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


83 


1 


5 


6 


2 


2 


12 


23 


38 


28 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


18 


-- 


-- 


-- 


"1 


3 


-- 


6 


8 


6 



East St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Region 5J--1940 population: Total 316,248; Urban 213,175; Rural 103.073. 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



1949 Series, Nos. 1,2, 3 

TABLE VIII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, FIRST SDC MONTHS, 



21 



1949 





(Does not 


include del 


ths ol [llini 


is resident; 


dying outside the State 












TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


3,585 


141 


194 


232 


30 


61 


215 


813 


2,230 


2,273 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,368 


137 


186 


215 


28 


51 


195 


768 


2,107 


2,131 


Diseases of infancy, total 


125 


119 


125 


125 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


72 


Premature birth 


65 


65 


65 


65 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


36 


Maternal causes, total 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


8 


-- 


XXX 


6 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


3 


-~ 


XXX 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


246 


7 


36 


46 


3 


6 


23 


70 


98 


169 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


115 


6 


30 


35 


2 


-- 


5 


18 


55 


79 


Influenza 


13 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


9 


10 


Pneumonia 


102 


6 


29 


34 


2 


"- 


4 


16 


46 


69 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery — all forms 


1 














1 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


Measles 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


5 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


1 


— 


— 


1 


5 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


~~ 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


2 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


29 












3 


14 


12 


19 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


84 


1 


1 


2 


1 


3 


15 


36 


27 


57 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


76 


1 


1 


1 


— 


2 


15 


36 


22 


53 


Other communicable diseases 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


Accidents— all forms, total 


266 


9 


17 


29 


13 


31 


44 


56 


90 


151 


Motor vehicle 


66 


-- 


1 


7 


2 


16 


15 


17 


9 


39 


Home 


56 


-- 


4 


8 


1 


-- 


3 


7 


37 


34 


Occupational 


21 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


11 


8 


1 


11 


Public 


123 


9 


12 


14 


10 


14 


15 


24 


43 


67 


Arteriosclerosis 


120 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


10 


110 


102 


Cancer 


429 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


28 


128 


268 


271 


Diabetes 


101 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


4 


36 


59 


62 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


113 


1 


7 


13 


4 


1 


9 


32 


54 


76 


Appendicitis 


9 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


4 


7 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


20 












1 


9 


10 


13 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


11 


1 


6 


8 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


7 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


27 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


6 


17 


20 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


18 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


7 


9 


11 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


5 












1 


3 


1 


3 


Heart disease, total 


1,278 


1 


1 


1 


1 


5 


47 


295 


928 


795 


Coronary 


381 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


14 


144 


221 


225 


Chronic rheumatic 


66 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


10 


16 


37 


39 


Homicide 


12 












6 


5 


1 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


354 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


5 


82 


265 


221 


Nephritis 


263 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


— 


8 


41 


212 


168 


Prostatic disease 


16 














1 


15 


10 


Suicide 


30 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


12 


9 


6 


22 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


200 


4 


7 


15 


2 


8 


19 


42 


114 


130 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


17 


— 


1 


2 


— 


2 


1 


1 3 


9 


12 



Age not reported for 4 deaths. 

outhern Area (Region 6)--1940 population: 
Counlies: Alexander, Bond. Clay, CI 
Lawrence. Marion, Massac, Monroe, 



Total 723,047; Urban 228,885; Rural 494,162. 

nton. Crawford, Edwards. Effingharr, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin. Jackson, 

Perry. Pope. Pulaski. Randolph. Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, 



Jasper. Jeffe 
and William! 



22 






VITAL STATISTICS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS 1949 



HIGH BIRTH RATE CONTINUES 

Birthrates were high during the first three 
months of 1949 as compared to rates existing 
prior to the recent birth boom. The average 
annual birth rate for the first quarter of this 
year, 21.1 live births per thousand population, 
was slightly above the rate of 20.9 for the cor- 
responding period of 1948. This level of births 
is above those seen prior to the recent boom in 
births. From 1940 to 1945, birth rates in Illinois 
were below 20 per thousand population , except 
for the year 1943 when a rate of 20.1 was re- 
corded. 

TABLE A - BIRTH AND DEATH RATES FOR 
THE FIRST THREE MONTHS 



1949 

LIVE BIRTHS per 1.000 population 21.1 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 11.2 






1948 

20.9 
11.4 


Note: Ralos arp expressed as their annual equivalents 
mates of Illinois' population as follows: February IS, 
February 15, 1 948- -8,300, 90'2 


, bas 
1949- 


•d 

-a 


i.n rsti- 
■41 l.IJ-j 



MORTALITY IS LOW 

There were fewer deaths recorded in the 
first three months of 1949 than in the corre- 
sponding periods of 1948 or 1947, despite the 
increase in population in Illinois. This im- 
proved mortality e xp e r i enc e is made more 
striking when we realize that mortality in 1948 
was the lowest on record. For the first quarter 
of 1949there were only 11.2 deaths per thousand 
population as compared to a rate of 11.4 for the 
first quarter of 1948. The low death rate to- 
gether with the high birth rate gave Illinois 
20,857 more inhabitants during the first quarter 
of 1949. The rate of natural increase for the 
first three months of 1949 was 9.9 per thousand 
estimated population as compared to a rate of 
9.7 for the same period of last year. The cur- 
rent rate of natural increase, while less than the 
record breaking 11.9 established for the year 
1947, is well above the average of 7.4 per thou- 
sand population for the years 1942-1945 inclu- 
sive. 

INFANT MORTALITY UNCHANGED 

Mortality among infants for the first 
quarter of this year, 29.0 per thousand live births, 
was essentially the same as the rate of 28.9 for 
the corresponding period of last year. There 
were more infant deaths from pneumonia this 
year, but this increase was offset by reductions 
in mortality from premature birth and other 



causes of death among children under one year 
of age. 

TABLE B- FETAL, INFANT, AND MATERNAL 
MORTALITY RATES, FIRST THREE MONTHS 

Per 1,000 
live births 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



1949 

17.2 

19.6 

29.0 

9.2 

0.8 



1948 

17.6 

19.2 

28.9 

9.5 

1.1 



Pneumonia and influenza took a greater 
toll of life in the current period than in the first 
quarter of 1948; the death rate for the first quar- 
ter of 1949 being 47.2 per 100,000 population as 
compared to a rate of 41.7 for the same period 
of 1948. Most of the higher mortality occurred 
among the aged and among infants, the stages of 
life where the risk of death from pneumonia is 
always high. Tuberculosis mortality was only 
30.0 per 100,000 population, a reduction of nine 
per cent from the rate for the corresponding 
period of 1948. Persons in all stages of life 
shared in this improved mortality experience. 

The low incidence of measles during the 
first quarter of 1949 is reflected in the fact that 
only one death was recorded during this period. 
The severe measles outbreak last year brought 
58 deaths during the first three months of 1948. 
Only five deaths from whooping cough were re- 
corded in the current period as compared to 
seven deaths for the same period last year, and 
there were only seventeen deaths from menin- 
gitis as compared to twenty-one men in git i s 
deaths for the first three months of last year. 

TABLE C - MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES, FIRST THREE MONTHS 



C ause 


Numbe 


r of 


Death 
100 tho 


i per 
usand 




deaths 


inhabitants 




1949 


1948 


1949 


1948 


Heart disease 


9,269 


9,225 


440.8 


444.6 


Cancer 


3,369 


3,300 


160.2 


159.0 


Cerebral 










hemorrhage" 


1,892 


1,903 


90.0 


91.7 


Nephritis 


1,257 


1,349 


59.8 


65.0 


All accidents 


1,162 


1,390 


55.3 


67.0 


Influenza and 










pneumonia 


993 


865 


47.2 


41.7 


Diabetes 


749 


722 


35.6 


34.8 


Tuberculosis 


631 


682 


30.0 


32.9 


Premature birth 


408 


412 


19.4 


19.9 


Arteriosclerosis 


366 


338 


17.4 


16.3 



Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 
Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 



1949 Series, Nos. 1,2,3 



23 



A conspicuous feature of our mortality re- 
ports, in recent times, has been the absence of 
deaths from some of the acute communicable 
diseases that in former years took a heavy toll 
of life. This cheerful picture is somewhat 
spoiled, in the first quarter, by a death from 
scarlet fever in January and a death from rabies 
in March. Since proper public health precautions 
can prevent rabies, this death forcibly draws 
attention to the incompleteness of rabies control. 
It also points up the need for unremitting effort 
in disease control even when control efforts are 
apparently meeting with greatest success. 



IMPROVED ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE 

There was a decided improvement in the 
mortality experience from all accidental causes 
of death during the first quarter of this year as 
compared to the same period of 1948. There 
were over 200 fewer accidental deaths during 
the current period. Every class of accidental 
cause of death was lower during the period from 
January through March of 1949, than during the 
same period of last year. Only 16.9 motor ve- 
hicle deaths per 100,000 population were re- 



corded in the first quarter of 1949 as compared 
with a rate of 20.1 deaths per 100,000 population 
in the first quarter of 1948. The great bulk of 
this improvement in the accident mortality ex- 
perience occurred among those over sixty-five 
years of age. Among the aged there were fewer 
deaths from accidents in the home and in public 
places. Since the number of persons over sixty- 
five years of age is increasing each year, the 
improvement noted for the current period, as 
compared to the first quarter of 1948, is even 
greater than the figures themselves indicate. 

TABLE D - ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR THE 
FIRST THREE MONTHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Numb 


er of 


Deaths per 
100 thousand 


deatms 


inhabitants 


1949 


1948 


1949 


1948 


1,162 


1,390 


55.3 


67.0 


354 


416 


16.9 


20.1 


465 


537 


22.1 


25.9 


93 


125 


4.4 


6.0 


250 


312 


11.9 


15.0 



Note: Rates are expressed as their annual equivalents. 



24 



rflealthSiaMijct 

^BULLETIN 



TABLE I. LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, 

FIRST THREE MONTHS. 1949 

(All registrations within the State) 



County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


Entire State 

Chicago 
Downstate 


8,411 

3,615 
4,795 


125 

284 

841 


44,333 

18,468 
25,865 


761 

364 
397 


23,481 

10,033 
13,448 


La Salle 
Lawrence 
Lee 
Living s ton 


102,681 
21,515 
35,919 
39,825 


541 

21 

183 

177 


7 

1 
3 


312 

35 
130 
107 


Adams 

Alexander 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 


68 
26 
14, 
15, 
8 


187 

644 
785 
711 
042 


394 
175 

1 
124 

6 


4 
6 


222 
74 
25 
53 
25 


Logan 

McDonough 

McHenry 

McLean 

Macon 


30,350 
27,747 
38,992 
77,283 
90,298 


160 
163 
180 
499 
699 


2 
3 

4 

11 

9 


105 

93 

99 

211 

245 


Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign 


38 
8 
18 
16 
75 


680 
139 
473 
964 
387 


223 

4 

90 

83 

692 


4 
3 
9 


113 
11 
38 
51 

203 


Macoupin 
Madison 
Marion 
Ma r shall 
Mason 


47,888 
163,119 
49,885 
13,484 
15,763 


41 

1,008 

295 

3 

6 


14 
2 
1 


86 

441 

125 

21 

15 


Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 


40 
18 
19 
23 

4C 


050 
940 
334 
732 
328 


231 

16 

29 

108 

286 


5 
1 

2 
5 


105 
44 
21 
52 

105 


Massac 
Menard 
Mercer 
Monroe 
Montgomery 


15,242 
10,865 
18,076 
12,921 
35,475 


42 

12 

6 

1 

259 


1 
3 


61 
21 
13 
21 
116 


Cook 

Crawford 
Cumberland 
De Kalb 
De Witt 


4,386 
21 
11 
35 
18 


279 
778 
651 
912 
727 


22,711 

109 

12 

241 

64 


418 
2 
1 
5 


12,332 

64 

24 

102 

53 


Morgan 

Moultrie 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 


37,693 
13,720 
30,782 
164,192 
24,297 


198 

10 

99 

1,253 

117 


1 
22 


230 
26 
66 

566 
53 


Dougla s 
Du Page 
Edgar 
Edwards 
Effingham 


18 

111 

25 

9 

22 


029 
246 
022 
116 
698 


77 

500 

82 

13 

212 


1 
8 

2 


38 
303 
76 
19 
71 


Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam 


14,983 
25,559 

7,859 
16,189 

5,368 


46 
83 
14 
37 


1 

1 

1 


27 

72 

20 

45 

4 


Fayette 

Ford 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 


29 

15 
55 
46 
11 


512 
448 
633 
094 
608 


134 

61 

168 

209 

24 


6 
2 
3 
3 
1 


61 

24 

109 

116 

22 


Randolph 
Richland 
Rock Island 
St. Clair 
Saline 


34,815 

17,568 

121,734 

183,165 

39,461 


158 
149 
867 
1,019 
230 


2 
3 
9 
24 
6 


60 

54 

411 

465 

110 


Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton 

Hancock 

Hardin 


20 
19 
13 
26 
7 


786 
126 
349 
825 
870 


127 
78 
51 
40 
32 


-- 


43 
47 
31 
53 
15 


Sangamon 

Schuyler 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 


124,967 
11,442 

8,292 
26,501 

9,032 


867 

19 

4 

71 

1 


12 


405 

14 

6 

68 

6 


Henderson 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 


9 
45 
33 
39 

13 


087 
499 
092 
441 
342 


3 

269 

131 

220 

10 


7 
1 
9 


7 
131 

76 
105 

16 


Stephenson 

Tazewell 

Union 

Vermilion 

Wabash 


42,312 
62,269 
21,934 
91,198 
14,183 


281 
265 

95 
498 

30 


3 
5 
4 
14 
2 


126 
111 
117 
253 
26 


Jefferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess 

Johnson 

Kane 


35 
14 
20 
10 
138 


526 

030 
408 
646 
782 


259 

15 

5 

19 

1,236 


2 

27 


96 

24 

36 

34 

559 


Warren 
Wa shington 
Wayne 
White 
Whiteside 


21,941 
15,883 
22,161 
20,473 
45,576 


139 

8 

47 

33 

285 


2 
3 


62 

25 

46 

34 

110 


Kankakee 
Kendall 
Knox 
Lake 


64 
11 

54 
132 


,385 
,319 
,798 
,869 


377 

322 
1,022 


4 

8 
13 


395 

12 

170 

366 


Will 

Williamson 
Winnebago 
Woodford 


121,285 
53,702 

130,318 
19,614 


713 

211 

892 

3 


13 
2 
8 


309 

167 

339 

12 



» Estimated population as of February 15, 1949. 



I 9U9 Series, N o s. I, 2, 3 

TABLE II. ALL DEATHS IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 



25 



1949 







(All 


registrations within th 


- State) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes » 


23,481 


867 


1285 


1497 


147 


311 


1788 


7003 


12,731 


968 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


22,377 


852 


1220 


1392 


108 


264 


1616 


6671 


12,322 


912 


Diseases of infancy, total 


956 


797 


904 


926 


8 


8 


8 


4 


2 


15 


Premature birth 


408 


401 


408 


408 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


4 


Maternal causes, total 


34 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


8 


26 


— 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal septicemia 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


7 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


9 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


9 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


1,866 


44 


213 


269 


26 


52 


289 


601 


628 


150 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


993 


42 


195 


236 


16 


8 


71 


226 


435 


34 


Influenza 


44 


— 


6 


12 


1 


— 


5 


7 


19 


— 


Pneumonia 


949 


42 


189 


224 


15 


8 


66 


219 


416 


34 


Diphtheria 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


Dysentery — all forms 


1 














1 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


3 














2 


1 


-- 


Measles 


1 


-- 


1 


1 










-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


17 


-- 


4 


8 


1 


-- 


3 


3 


2 


-- 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


5 


-- 


3 


4 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


8 


-- 


— 


J - 


2 


2 


-- 


2 


2 


— 


Scarlet fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


182 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


19 


104 


57 


9 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


631 


1 


5 


13 


5 


39 


190 


255 


129 


103 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


590 


1 


3 


6 


3 


37 


186 


243 


115 


102 


Other communicable diseases 


21 


-- 


3 


5 


-- 


2 


5 


7 


2 


3 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,162 


3 


35 


76 


40 


86 


206 


263 


491 


71 


Motor vehicle 


354 


-- 


3 


15 


17 


54 


88 


91 


89 


44 


Home 


465 


3 


29 


49 


8 


11 


41 


69 


287 


8 


Occupational 


93 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


10 


3? 


34 


12 


7 


Public 


250 


-- 


3 


12 


15 


11 


40 


69 


103 


12 


Arteriosclerosis 


366 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


32 


332 


8 


Cancer 


3,369 


-- 


1 


14 


7 


20 


272 


1,361 


1,695 


179 


Diabetes 


749 


-- 


2 


4 


2 


7 


20 


276 


440 


23 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


982 


7 


62 


88 


11 


10 


121 


391 


361 


56 


Appendicitis 


57 


— 


— 


3 


3 


2 


12 


27 


10 


-- 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


305 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


62 


157 


83 


27 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


68 


5 


46 


54 


2 


— 


3 


3 


6 


1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


176 


-- 


4 


8 


3 


4 


15 


47 


99 


i 7 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


181 


1 


4 


5 


-- 


1 


9 


91 


75 


10 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


50 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


7 


23 


19 


3 


Heart disease, total 


9,269 


1 


1 


5 


5 


32 


409 


2,786 


6,029 


289 


Coronary 


2,380 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


111 


1,011 


1,255 


60 


Chronic rheumatic 


430 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


19 


90 


153 


164 


25 


Homicide 


86 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


10 


45 


25 


5 


2 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,892 


-- 


2 


4 


4 


5 


69 


509 


1,301 


52 


Nephritis 


1,257 


-- 


-- 


6 


3 


19 


78 


292 


859 


55 


Prostatic disease 


117 














13 


104 


3 


Suicide 


222 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


6 


64 


95 


56 


6 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


1,044 


15 


63 


102 


35 


40 


157 


319 


391 


44 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


60 


-- 


2 


3 


4 


7 


15 


13 


18 


12 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. 



ENTIRE STATE— 1940 population: Total 7,897,241; Urban 5,809,650; R 
For a detailed discussion of the 6 principal geographic Regions 
Communicable Diseases for Principal Areas of the State by Occ 



irat 2,087,591. 

of the State see Revie 

irrence and Residence 



i of Illinois Health Statistics No. 1, "Summary of Births, Deaths, and 
1941-1944." 



o6 rflealthSlalMic^ 

^ u ^BULLETIN 

TABLE III. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1949 





(Does not 


include deaths of Illinois resident 


> dying outside the State) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 







IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes * 


13,554 


476 


706 


813 


81 


174 


1,210 


4,689 


6,885 


992 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


13,045 


472 


678 


768 


60 


149 


1,109 


4,509 


6,448 


950 


Diseases of infancy, total 


529 


442 


504 


516 


2 


2 


4 


3 


2 


31 


Premature birth 


224 


220 


224 


224 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


Maternal causes, total 


18 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


13 


-- 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal septicemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


1,171 


26 


118 


149 


16 


37 


217 


421 


331 


59 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


598 


25 


107 


127 


7 


5 


50 


168 


241 


23 


Influenza 


8 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


— 


2 


2 


2 


— 


Pneumonia 


590 


25 


106 


125 


7 


5 


48 


166 


239 


23 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


~- 


-- 


-- 


-- 




-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


12 


-- 


4 


7 


1 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


— 


2 


-- 


1 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


89 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


10 


55 


23 


11 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


451 


-- 


4 


11 


5 


30 


151 


188 


66 


23 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


417 


-- 


2 


5 


3 


28 


148 


177 


56 


21 


Other communicable diseases 


10 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


5 


-- 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


582 


"" 


16 


34 


24 


31 


114 


158 


221 


52 


Motor vehicle 


163 


-- 


1 


5 


6 


17 


35 


.44 


56 


14 


Home 


227 


-- 


13 


25 


7 


7 


32 


48 


108 


24 


Occupational 


50 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


24 


17 


5 


8 


Public 


142 


-- 


2 


4 


11 


3 


23 


49 


52 


6 


Arteriosclerosis 


160 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


25 


133 


39 


Cancer 


2,044 


-- 


1 


11 


5 


13 


186 


915 


914 


112 


Diabetes 


462 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


11 


196 


249 


30 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


612 


4 


38 


49 


3 


6 


86 


271 


197 


32 


Appendicitis 


30 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


5 


18 


4 


2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


220 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


48 


118 


51 


8 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


34 


2 


27 


29 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


2 


2 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


92 


-- 


3 


4 


1 


2 


9 


29 


47 


! 6 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


118 


1 


4 


5 


-- 


1 


5 


62 


45 


j 9 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


28 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


14 


9 


1 


Heart disease, total 


5,563 


-- 


-- 


3 


3 


23 


295 


1,906 


3,331 


461 


Coronary 


1,187 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


71 


571 


544 


88 


Chronic rheumatic 


255 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


14 


61 


108 


69 


17 


Homicide 


61 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


7 


34 


15 


4 


1 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


952 


— 


1 


3 


2 


3 


49 


325 


570 


69 


Nephritis 


670 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


13 


56 


192 


404 


47 


Prostatic disease 


71 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


12 


59 


5 


Suicide 


122 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


3 


38 


56 


24 


11 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


482 


4 


28 


45 


19 


20 


89 


176 


133 


41 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


27 


-- 


-- 


-_ 


2 


5 


12 


4 


4 


1 



* Age not reported for 2 deaths. 

Chitago Metropolitan Area (Region l)--' o 40 population: Total 4,532.332; Urban 4.256.601; Rural 275,731. 
Counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake and Will. 



I 9U9 Series, N o s. I . 2, 3 

TABLE IV. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1949 



27 





(Docs not 


include dea 


ths of Illinois resident! 


dying outs 


de the State 


) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes * 


2,541 


104 


153 


184 


25 


33 


144 


592 


1,562 


1, 146 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,398 


101 


142 


167 


18 


29 


125 


562 


1,496 


1,070 


Diseases of infancy, total 


125 


99 


114 


118 


3 


2 


1 


1 


-- 


49 


Premature birth 


43 


43 


43 


43 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


11 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


4 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


2 


— 


XXX 


~"~ 


Communicable diseases, total 


207 


1 


18 


26 


6 


6 


27 


57 


84 


120 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


100 


1 


17 


23 


6 


-- 


10 


10 


50 


53 


Influenza 


14 


-- 


3 


7 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


5 


10 


Pneumonia 


86 


1 


14 


16 


5 


-- 


9 


10 


45 


43 


Diphtheria 


1 














1 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 






















Encephalitis— infectious 


1 














1 


~~ 


1 


Measles 


















-- 


— 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


2 














1 


1 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


















-- 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


















— 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


















-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


35 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


20 


10 


25 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


63 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


13 


23 


22 


37 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


61 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


5 


12 


22 


22 


36 


Other communicable diseases 


5 


-- 


1 


3 








1 


1 


2 


Accidents— all forms, total 


123 


-- 


2 


8 


5 


12 


15 


21 


62 


44 


Motor vehicle 


32 


-- 


-- 


3 


3 


9 


6 


9 


2 


13 


Home 


54 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


2 


1 


5 


43 


21 


Occupational 


8 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-•• 


1 


3 


3 


1 


1 


Public 


29 


— 


— 


2 


2 


— 


5 


4 


16 


9 


Arteriosclerosis 


45 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 










45 


22 


Cancer 


312 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


21 


107 


183 


129 


Diabetes 


71 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


4 


17 


49 


35 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


117 


1 


8 


13 


2 


2 


6 


44 


50 


42 


Appendicitis 


9 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


4 


2 


4 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


26 












2 


12 


12 


12 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


11 


1 


6 


9 








2 


-- 


5 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


25 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


8 


14 


10 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


21 












2 


11 


8 


4 


Coite r —exophthalmic 


5 












1 


2 


2 


3 


Heart disease, total 


996 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


30 


230 


734 


460 


Coronary 


324 












11 


117 


196 


127 


Chronic rheumatic 


41 












9 


12 


20 


23 


Homicide 


2 












2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


218 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


4 


42 


171 


92 


Nephritis 


132 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


6 


29 


94 


57 


Prostatic disease 


13 














1 


12 


5 


Suicide 


27 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


4 


11 


10 


11 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


135 


3 


10 


16 


6 


4 


18 


28 


63 


69 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


8 


! 


1 


1 


1 




1 


2 


3 


7 



* Age not reported for 1 death. 

Northern Area (Region 2)— 1940 population: 
Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, De 
Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



Total 782,703 
Kalb. Grundy, 



; Urban 420,191; Rural 362,512. 
Henry, Jo Daviess. Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lee, McHenry. Ogle, Pulnan 



Rock Island, Stephenso 



28 



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TABLE V. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA. FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1949 





(Does not i 


nclude deaths of Illinois residents dying out; 


ide the State) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 







IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5 - 14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


636 


40 


50 


54 


2 


7 


53 


153 


367 


257 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


599 


38 


47 


49 


2 


7 


48 


141 


352 


242 


Diseases of infancy, total 


39 


37 


38 


38 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


17 


Premature birth 


13 


13 


13 


13 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


9 


Maternal causes, total 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


50 


-- 


3 


4 


-- 


1 


7 


17 


21 


22 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


31 


-- 


3 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


7 


18 


15 


Influenza 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Pneumonia 


31 


-- 


3 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


7 


18 


15 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Enc ephaliti s — infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


2 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


15 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


8 


2 


5 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


15 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


8 


2 


5 


Other communicable diseases 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


49 


1 


4 


5 


2 


2 


10 


7 


23 


27 


Motor vehicle 


17 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


1 


6 


3 


4 


12 


Home 


23 


1 


3 


4 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


14 


12 


Occupational 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Public 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


5 


3 


Arteriosclerosis 


24 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


--. 


-- 


24 


19 


Cancer 


87 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


8 


23 


55 


24 


Diabetes 


15 


-- 


1 


1 








1 


13 


7 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


27 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


2 


11 


12 


12 


Appendicitis 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


__ 


2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


9 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


__ 


-- 


7 


2 


4 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 




1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


4 


-- 


1 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


2 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


Heart disease, total 


209 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


8 


62 


139 


77 


Coronary 


69 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


34 


33 


32 


Chronic rheumatic 


20 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


~~ 


2 


8 


10 


3 


Homicide 


-- 


--. 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


43 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


5 


35 


15 


Nephritis 


41 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


4 


11 


25 


15 


Prostatic disease 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


~" 


__ 


-- 


2 


1 


Suicide 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


4 


4 


2 


4 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


36 


2 


3 


5 


-- 


-- 


5 


12 


14 


14 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


"" 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


1 



Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3)--l 940 pop 
Counties: PeorU and Tazewell. 



ilation: Total ill, 736; Urban 139.211; Rural 72.525. 



1919 Series, Nos. 1,2,3 29 

TABLE VI. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1949 





(Does not i 


ncludi- den 


hs of Illin 


>is resident 


s dying outside the Sta 


te) 










TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH 


i 

IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
yea rs 


5-14 
years 


15-24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


3,740 


133 


211 


253 


21 


43 


172 


804 


2,447 


1,883 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,520 


131 


200 


233 


14 


34 


158 


744 


2,337 


1,771 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


155 
70 


121 
67 


144 
70 


149 
70 


3 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


75 
31 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


4 
1 
2 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 

XXX 
XXX 


-- 


-- 


4 
1 
2 


— 


-- 


3 
1 


Communicable diseases, total 


210 


7 


35 


43 


2 


2 


14 


45 


104 


104 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


134 

8 

126 


7 
7 


31 

1 

30 


39 

2 

37 


1 
1 


1 
1 


2 
2 


18 

2 

16 


73 

4 

69 


75 

7 

68 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Measles 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


1 
25 


-- 


1 

1 
1 


1 

1 

1 


1 


— 


1 


15 


1 

10 


1 

1 

1 
i 

9 


Tuberculosis — all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


41 
41 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 
1 


9 
9 


1 1 

11 


20 
20 


14 
14 


Other communicable diseases 


4 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


-- 


"i 


Accidents— all forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


229 

73 

106 

16 
34 


2 
2 


Q 
"l 

7 
1 


19 
3 

10 

6 


6 
6 


19 

12 

2 

2 

3 


32 

19 

4 

4 

5 


11 

5 
6 

5 


126 
22 

85 

4 

15 


106 

35 

42 

9 

20 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


55 
524 
110 


XXX 


XXX 


i 

2 


XXX 


3 
1 


31 

2 


2 

174 

35 


53 

315 
70 


30 

244 
61 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


129 
10 
26 
9 
33 
21 


1 
1 


10 

7 

1 


15 

1 

8 
2 


1 
1 


1 
1 


15 
1 
7 

3 
1 


35 

2 
9 

5 

10 


62 

4 
10 

1 
23 
10 


67 
5 

12 
6 

16 
9 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


10 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


c 


6 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


1,411 

4 88 

58 


-- 


__ 


__ 


1 

1 


2 


35 

16 

7 


292 

152 

13 


"; ,081 

320 
37 


716 

239 
30 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


7 

390 

226 

19 

41 


XXX 


1 

XXX 


1 
3 

XXX 


1 

XXX 


1 
1 
1 


3 
5 

7 

10 


3 

77 
31 

18 


305 

184 

19 

13 


2 
192 
130 

9 
26 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


208 
12 


2 


11 


20 


7 


7 
2 


14 


57 
3 


103 

7 


104 
8 



legion J)-. 1940 population: Total 
mb.rland. De Wilt, Douglas, Edgar 
Marshall. Mason . Menard. Mfrtri 



1.331 ,175; 


Urban 


551,587: Pnral 


779. 58o. Counties: Adams 


Brown 


Calhoun. Cass. Champaign, Chrisitan, Cla 


rk 


Ford. Fu 


It on, C, 


.-.-m- Hamock. 


Henderson. Iroquois, hrsn 


.Knnx.l. 


ivingslon. 1 ogan. MeDonough. Mil edn.Mai 


L'tl 


.Monigom 


■r: , M< 


irgan.Moullrie. 


Piail . Pike. Sangamon, St huy 


er.Srott 


. Shelby. Stark. Wrmilion. '.Va r ren . and Woodfo 


rd 



30 



TABLE VII. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. 
FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1949 



rHojalthStali&tic^ 

^BULLETIN 

LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 





Does not include deaths of Illinois residents 


dying outs 


de the State) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 






1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


849 


34 


46 


53 


5 


12 


48 


234 


497 


321 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


804 


33 


41 


47 


3 


12 


40 


221 


481 


304 


Diseases of infancy, total 


33 


31 


33 


33 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


14 


Premature birth 


17 


17 


17 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


7 


Maternal causes, total 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal septicemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


60 


2 


7 


9 


-- 


1 


8 


15 


27 


22 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


40 


2 


7 


9 


-- 


1 


3 


9 


18 


12 


Influenza 


4 












1 


1 


2 


-- 


Pneumonia 


36 


2 


7 


9 


-- 


1 


2 


8 


16 


12 


Diphtheria 






















Dysentery— ail forms 


1 














1 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 






















Measles 






















Meningiti s — mening oc occ us 






















Pertussis (whooping cough) 






















Poliomyelitis 






















Rheumatic fever 






















Scarlet fever 






















Syphilis 


8 












1 


3 


4 


2 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


11 












4 


2 


5 


8 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


11 












4 


2 


5 


8 


Other communicable diseases 






















Accidents— all forms, total 


54 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


5 


7 


16 


23 


24 


Motor vehicle 


19 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


3 


6 


7 


2 


3 


Home 


23 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


16 


11 


Occupational 


6 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 




2 


2 


5 


Public 


6 










"" 


" 


3 


3 


5 


Arteriosclerosis 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 








1 


16 


10 


Cancer 


119 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


— 


4 


44 


68 


46 


Diabetes 


27 












1 


6 


20 


7 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


27 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


__ 


4 


6 


15 


10 


Appendicitis 


1 














1 


- - 


1 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


10 












3 


3 


4 


3 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


2 


-- 




-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


4 




-- 








1 


-- 


3 


— 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


5 














2 


3 


3 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


1 
















1 


-- 


Heart disease, total 


323 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


8 


98 


214 


129 


Coronary 


78 












6 


41 


31 


23 


Chronic rheumatic 


11 


-- 


~~ 


— 


— 


3 


1 


2 


5 


1 


Homicide 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


3 


-- 


— 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


80 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


16 


60 


24 


Nephritis 


48 












2 


14 


32 


17 


Prostatic disease 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


1 


Suicide 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


2 


2 


i 




ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


42 


1 


5 


6 


1 


-- 


8 


12 


15 


16 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 1 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


1 



St. Louis M 



opoluan Area (Region S) 
Madison and St. Clair. 



-1940 population: Total 316.248; Urban 213,175; R 



I 9U9- Series. NOS..I, 2, 3 

TABLE VIII. DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, FIRST THREE MONTHS, 1949 



31 





(Does not include deaths of lllino 


s residents 


dying outs 


ide the Stat 


e) 










TOTAL* 


AGE AT DEATH 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 

years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


1,805 


70 


103 


119 


11 


27 


104 


400 


1,143 


1,153 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


1,686 


67 


97 


108 


10 


20 


90 


376 


1,081 


1,076 


Diseases of infancy, total 
Premature birth 


62 
36 


59 
36 


62 
36 


62 
36 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


30 
20 


Maternal causes, total 
Puerperal septicemia 
Puerperal toxemia 


5 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 




2 


3 


-- 


XXX 
XXX 
XXX 


4 


Communicable diseases, total 


147 


7 


27 


31 


2 


4 


13 


41 


56 


99 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 
Influenza 
Pneumonia 


79 
10 
69 


6 
6 


25 

1 

24 


28 

1 

27 


2 
2 


-- 


4 
1 
3 


13 

2 

11 


32 

6 
26 


51 

7 

44 


Diphtheria 

Dysentery— all forms 

Encephalitis— infectious 

Mea sle s 

Meningitis— meningococcus 

Pertussis (whooping cough) 

Poliomyelitis 

Rheumatic fever 

Scarlet fever 

Syphilis 


2 
1 

2 

18 


-- 


1 


1 

1 


— 


1 


3 


8 


1 

1 
7 


2 
1 

2 

12 


Tuberculosis— all forms 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 


43 
39 


1 

1 


1 

1 


1 
1 


-- 


2 

2 


6 
6 


20 
20 


l"4 
10 


29 

27 


Other communicable diseases 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


— 


1 


2 


Accidents— ell forms, total 
Motor vehicle 
Home 

Occupational 
Public 


87 
29 
29 
9 
20 


XXX 


3 

3 

XXX 


6 

2 
4 

XXX 


3 
1 
2 


9 
6 

1 
2 


15 
9 
1 
3 
2 


25 

10 
4 
5 
6 


29 

2 

19 

8 


52 
18 
18 
4 
12 


Arteriosclerosis 
Cancer 
Diabete s 


63 
223 

54 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 
1 


1 


17 
2 


4 
64 
16 


59 

141 

34 


53 

151 
30 


Diseases of digestive system, total 
Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diarrhea and enteritis 
Hernia and intestinal obstruction 
Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


53 

3 

8 

8 

13 

11 


-- 


4 
4 


8 
6 


2 

1 

1 


-- 


4 
2 

1 
1 


14 
1 
4 

3 
3 


25 

4 
1 
8 
7 


34 
2 
5 
5 

10 
6 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


4 












1 


2 


1 


2 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


646 

192 

41 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


4 
1 
2 


23 

4 
8 


152 

76 

9 


465 
110 

22 


417 

118 

26 


Homicide 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 

Suicide 


9 
188 
126 

8 
11 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


-- 


4 
3 
1 

4 


4 
37 
14 

3 


1 

148 

110 

8 

4 


2 

114 

77 

4 

7 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


114 
5 


3 


5 

1 


9 
2 


1 


7 


14 


23 
1 


60 
2 


73 
4 



* Age not reported for 1 death. 

Southern Area (Region 6)--l940 population: Total 723.047; 



Alexander. Bond. Clay, Clinton, Ci 
rence. Marion. Massac. Monroe, Perry. Pope. 



Urban 228. 885; Rural 
d. Edwards, Effinghai 
Pulaski. Randolph, Ri 



494.162. 

n, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson. 

rhland, Saline. Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, 



Jasper, Jefferson, Johnso 
and Williamson. 



MORTALITY OCCURRING 



ILLINOIS, 1921-1948 




1950 



Rate 






> 



< 



Mi 

a. 



CO 

X 

< 
111 

a 



FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF INFANT MORTALITY OCCURRING IN ILLINOIS 

(Averages for 1940-1948 inclusive) 






(!.6) 



ALL 


PREMATURE 


CONGENITAL 


INFECTIOUS 


BIRTH 


DISEASES OF 


CAUSES 


BIRTH 


MALFOR - 


a PARASITIC 


INJURIES 


DIGESTIVE 






MATIONS 


DISEASES 




SYSTEM 



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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 

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OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

SEP 111950 




mM WL.fflL.W2 m 



DIVISION OF VITAL STATISTICS AND RECORDS 



1949 Series, No. 4 



Springfield, Illinois 

H'lWwin— —a— aanawmrmn— 



September, 1950 



HIGH BIRTH RATE 



949 



More babies saw the light of day in 194& 
than in any other year except 1947. Mere than 
185,500 live births were recorded in Illinois 
during 1949 for a rate of 22.0 per thousand popu- 
lation, second only to the all time high of 23.4 
recorded in 1947. The live birth experience for 
the present decade is in sharp contrast to that 
of the 1930's when an average live birth rate of 
14.9 per thousand population was recorded. In 
fact, there was much speculation and even some 
prediction that deaths might soon exceed births 
and we would become a nation with a declining 
population. However, the 1940's saw a resur- 
gence of live birth rates and, with the rapid for- 
mation of new families following demobilization!, 
the birth rate soon climbed to its 1947 peak. 
From 1940 through 1945 the birth rc.te averaged 
18.0 per thousand population, and from 1946 
through 1949 the average birth rate was 22.0. 
The high rate in 1947 was the result of a large 
increase in the number of first born babies. The 
current high birth rate is due to an increase in 
the number of second and higher order births 
as both the well established and the newly formed 
families continue to grow. The outlook is for a 
gradual recession in birth rates because by the 
middle fifties there will be fewer people in the 
child-bearing ages than at present. The fact 
that fewer children were born in the nineteen 
twenties will become increasingly apparent in 
the next ten years. 

TABLE A. -- BIRTH AND DEATH RATES 



LIVE BIRTHS per 1,000 population 
DEATHS per 1,000 population 



1949 

22.0 
10.8 



1948 

21.7 
10.8 



Note: Rates are based on estimates of Illinois' population as follows: 
July 1. 1949 - 8.449,000; July 1, 1948 - 8,348,000. 



FAVORABLE MORTALITY EXPERIENCE 

Life saving has kept pace with the increased 
risk of death in our aging population. Mortality 
in 1949 was at the same level as in 1948, the 
death rate for each year being 10.8 per thou- 
sand population. This relatively constant death 



rate has been one of the outstanding features of 
this decade. With over half of all deaths occur- 
ring among the aged, the death rate would in- 
evitably have been much higher than it is today 
were it not for the great advances made in med- 
icine and the effectiveness of public health pro- 
tection. The sulfas and the antibiotics provided 
medical science with amazingly successful tools 
in their battle to save lives among the sick and 
the injured. At the same time, public health pro- 
tection against preventable diseases has reduced 
many of them to infrequent occurrence. 

There were no deaths from smallpox, tu- 
laremia, paratyphoid fever, and undulant fever 
in 1949. This is the eleventh consecutive year 
in which not a single death from smallpox oc- 
curred and the second consecutive year in which 
not a single case was reported. There was only 
one death from typhoid fever in 1949. As recent- 
ly as 1940 there were 33 deaths from typhoid, 
which at that time seemed unbelievably low. 

Public health procedures must be applied 
continuously to maintain full protection. Only 
by maximum protection can we prevent such oc- 
currences as the two deaths from rabies and 
the two deaths from scarlet fever that were re- 
corded in 1949 after having no deaths from these 
two diseases in 1948 and 1947. 

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 

The predominant causes of death -- heart 
disease, cancer, and intracranial lesions of 
vascular origin -- show almost no appreciable 
change in 1949 as compared to 1948, despite the 
increase in the number of aged in our population. 



LIVE 
BIRTHS 



15,000 



5,000 



LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING IN EACH MONTH 




15,000 



10,000 



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STATE OF ILLINOIS 

ADLAI E. STEVENSON 
GOVERNOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

ROLAND R. CROSS, M.D. 
Dl RECTOR 



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address mail for the HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN to 

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Tuberculosis mortality hit a new low level of 
29.0 per hundred thousand population as com- 
pared to 31.3 in 1948. This lower tuberculosis 
mortality helps in the reduction of mortality 
among the elders in our population since over 
half of all tuberculosis deaths occur among per- 
sons over 45 years old. Mortality from influ- 
enza and pneumonia was low in 1949. The ab- 
sence of any outbreak of influenza and pneu- 
monia was an important factor in holding down 
mortality in general in 1949. 

TABLE B. -- FETAL, INFANT, AND 
MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES 



FETAL MORTALITY (Stillbirths) 
NEONATAL MORTALITY (under 1 month) 
INFANT MORTALITY (under 1 year) 

Premature birth 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 



MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY 

Maternal mortality was at a record low of 
0.8 deaths per thousand live births in 1949. Only 
144 maternal deaths were- recorded in 1949 as 
compared to 149 for 1948, despite the fact that 
there were 4,000 more births in 1949. Women 
at all stages of life have shared in this lowered 
mortality. However, the relative hazards at 
different ages remain much as they were. As 
compared to younger women, the risk of child- 
birth to a woman over 35 years of age has not 
been lessened. Stillbirths were at a new mini- 
mum of 17.3 per thousand live births, a one- 
third reduction from the rate of 25.7 recorded 



Per 


1,000 


live 


births 


1949 


1948 


17.3 


18.1 


20.3 


20.5 


27.4 


27.6 


10.0 


10.5 


0.8 


0.8 



only nine years ago. Again we find less mor- 
tality associated with early infancy. Infant mor- 
tality in 1949 was 22 percent below the 1940 rate 
and neonatal death rate was 15 per cent below 
the corresponding r at e for 1940. There was, 
however, an increase in mortality from diar- 
rhea and enteritis among infants in the city of 
Chicago. The total of 120 infant deaths from 
diarrhea and enteritis recorded in Chicago in 
1949 is more than double the 57 such deaths re- 
corded in 1948. The increase occurred among 
babies over one month of age, with the infection 
apparently beginning at home. 

TABLE C. -- MORTALITY FROM THE TEN 
LEADING CAUSES 



- 


Num 


ber of 


Death 


s per 


Cause 




100 thousand 








inhabitants 




1949 


1948 


1949 


1948 


Heart disease 


34,739 


33,787 


411.2 


404.7 


Cancer 


13,940 


13,674 


165.0 


163.8 


Cerebral 










hemorrhage* 


7,107 


7,125 


84.1 


85.3 


All accidents 


5,250 


5,623 


62.1 


67.4 


Nephritis 


4,814 


5,048 


57.0 


60.5 


Diabetes 


2,891 


2,784 


34.2 


33.3 


Influenza and 










pneumonia 


2,849 


2,711 


33.7 


32.5 


Tuberculosis 


2,452 


2,609 


29.0 


31.3 


Premature birth 


1,864 


1,903 


22.1 


22.8 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,500 


1,375 


17.8 


16.5 



^Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 



ACCIDENTS 



Motor vehicle accident mortality in 1949 
was ten per cent lower than in 1948, the cor- 
responding rates being 20.8 deaths per hundred 
thousand population for 1949 and 23.0 for 1948. 
There was a substantial reduction in the mor- 
tality experience for accidents occurring a1 
work. Only 408 occupational a c c i d ent deaths 
were recorded in 1949 as compared to 552 ir 
1948. Mortality from accidents occurring in the 
home and in public places was essentially the 
same in 1949 as in 1948. 



TABLE D. -- ACCIDENTAL DEATHS 



Cause 



ALL ACCIDENTS 

Motor vehicle 
Home accidents 
Occupational 
Public accidents 



Number of 
deaths 



Deaths per 

100 thousand 

inhabitants 



1949 

5,250 

1,755 

1,814 

408 

1,273 



1948 

5,623 

1.9L9 

1,846 

552 

1,306 



1949 

62.1 

20.8 

21.5 

4.8 

15.0 



1948 

67.4 

23.0 

22.1 

6.6 

15.7 



I 9 H 9 Series. NO- U 



POLIO EPIDEMIC 
DISASTER AT EFFINGHAM 

The unusual and the spectacular always 
command a great deal of attention. The year 
1949 will be remembered for the disastrous 
hospital fire at Effingham that claimed 71 lives 
and the severe po 1 i o my e 1 i t i s epidemic that 
brought on 231 deaths. This is the highest mor- 
tality from polio ever recorded in Illinois. 

There were 2.7 polio deaths per 100,000 
population in 1949, the highest since 1921 when 
a rate of 2.2 was recorded. The yeir 1946 saw 
the last recent epidemic when a rale of 2.1, as 
computed from 171 deaths was recorded. The 
case fatality ratio was also higher in 1949 with 
a ratio of eight per cent as compared to seven 
per cent in 1946. At the same time, the highest 
risk of death from polio has been shifting towards 
the older ages. The greatest mortality risk is 
now among those in their twenties. 

More than two-thirds of the 2,911 polio- 
myelitis cases were reported from downstate 
Illinois. Eight downstate counties reported 90 
or more cases during the year. In order of 
magnitude they were: Champaign, Knox, Krne, 
Marion, Du Page, Sangamon, Peoria, and Madi- 
son counties. The city of Chic a go had fewer 
cases and fewer deaths from polio in 1949 than 
in 1946, the corresponding fi gu r e s being 430 
cases and 43 deaths in 1949, and 75° cases and 
59 deaths in 1946. 

CHANGING POPULATION TRENDS 
Current mortality and natality trends are 



producing many changes in our population. 
People are living longer and so we have many 
more aged in our population -- one out of twelve 
today as compared to one out of fourteen in 1940. 
Today, a newborn child can expect to live to be 
68 years of age as compared to only 65 years 
in 1940. Our population is growing at a rate of 
over eleven per thousand inhabitants due to the 
high birth rate and the favorable mortality ex- 
perience. This is more than double the rate of 
growth seen in the 1930 's. 

These very changes in the composition of 
our population are also having their effect on the 
course of public health. There is an increasing 
awareness of the importance of successfully 
combating the degenerative diseases that ac- 
company the aging process. The prevention of 
disability -- mental as well as physical --is 
becoming one of the prime tasks of public health. 
Programs for accident prevention are being de- 
veloped to cut down the heavy toll of injury and 
death. An increasing proportion of our popu- 
lation are in the non-productive ages -- the very 
young and the aged. Thus, persons in the pro- 
ductive ages will have a heavier task in the pro- 
duction of fo o d , shelter, and clothing. Injury, 
disability, and death during the productive years 
places a two fold burden on the individual and 
society. There is the direct monetary cost for 
medical and other expenses and the present as 
well as the future economic loss through lowered 
productivity. Minimizing this loss by protecting 
all phases of the health of the individual will de- 
pend on the future success of the science of 
medicine and public health. 



TABLE E. 



AGE SELECTION OF POLIO DEATHS IN CERTAIN EPIDEMIC YEARS 



YEAR 




PERC E 


N 


T 


OF 


DEATHS AT 


EACH STAGE 


OF 


LIFE 












All Ages 


0-4 years 


5- 


-9 


years 


10- 


14 


years 15 


-19 


years 


20 


-29 


years 


30 


-39 y 


ears 


40 


and 


over 


1927 


100.0 


35.9 






23.3 






19.4 




6.8 






11.7 






1.9 






1.0 


1931 


100.0 


28.5 






20.6 






22.5 




13.7 






9.8 






2.9 






2.0 


1937 


100.0 


23.3 






16.7 






20.0 




17.8 






10.0 






5.5 






6.7 


1943 


100.0 


9.9 






29.6 






30.3 




13.2 






10.5 






3.9 






2.6 


1945 


100.0 


11.8 






26.9 






23.6 




9.7 






9.7 






9.7 






8.6 


1946 


100.0 


14.0 






21.1 






18.7 




14.6 






17.0 






8.8 






5.8 


1949 


100.0 


12.1 






16.8 






16.8 




12.6 






29.8 






8.1 






3.8 



The graphs on page 4 and the back page 
show the trend of mortality from selected causes 
for each of the six regions in the State. (For 
map of the state by region see page five). 

Mortality from heart disease in each region 
exhibits the same slowly rising trend seen for 
the entire State, and for the nation as a whole. 



Region 6 (Southern Area) has the lowest death 
rate from heart disease. However, the avail- 
able evidence indicates that under-registration 
of deaths and births is negligible everywhere 
except in the southern portion of the State. 
Therefore, the rates in that area tend to under- 
estimate actual conditions. 



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1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 



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When we take the cardiova scular-renal 
diseases as a group some additional facts come 
to light. The "spread" between the rates for 
each region is much smaller. This is due to the 
fact that mortality from arteriosclerosis, ne- 
phritis, and intracranial lesions of vascular or- 
igin is lower in Region 1 than in the rest of the 
State while at the same time mortality from 
heart disease is high in Region 1. More impor- 
tant perhaps is the very slight, if any, rise in 
the death rate for the cardiovascular-renal dis- 
eases as a group. A detailed study of the re- 
lationship between the trend of the death rate 



for heart disease and the cardiovascular-renal 
diseases was published recently by the U. S. 
Public Health Service. 1 They concluded that 
with the rise in heart disease at ages over 45 
years, there has been a compensating decrease 
in the mortality from causes of death closely 
associated with he art disease, such as intra- 
cranial lesions of vascular origin, chronic ne- 
phritis, and arteriosclerosis. This compen- 
sating effect is sufficient to remove all signs of 
an upward trend when the entire class of causes 
is taken as a group. 



MORTALITY FROM CARDIOVASCULAR-RENAL DISEASES BY REGION OF RESIDENCE: 

ILLINOIS, 1941-1949 
( Heart disease, intracranial lesions of vascular origin, arteriosclerosis, and nephritis.) 



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The highest cancer mortality is to be found 
in Region 1 (Chicago Metropolitan Area) and the 
lowest in Region 6 (Southern Area). However, 



until the information from the 1950 census is 
see REGION MORTALITY on back page 

Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, Vol. 63, No. 39. 



9« 9 S e r 



N0.1 



THE SIX MAJOR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS 



KEY 




G OR 'I INDICATES 

CITY OF OVER 10,000 ^o^^^r 
POPULATION 



POPULATION — 1940 CENSUS 



GION 1 -CHICAGO METROPOLITAN 



Cook County 4,063,342 

Berwyn 48,451 

Blue Island 16,636 

Brookfield 10,817 

Calumet City 13,214 

Chicago 3,396,808 

Chicago Heights 22,461 

Cicero 64,712 

Elm wood Park 13,689 

Evan st on 65,389 

Forest Park 14,840 

Harvey 17,878 

LaGrange 10,479 

May wood 26,648 

Melrose Park 10,933 

Oak Park 66,015 

Park Ridge 12,063 

Wilmette 17,226 

Winnetka 12,430 

DuPage County 103,480 

Elmhurst 15,458 

Kane County 130.206 

Aurora 47,170 

Elgin 38,333 

Lake County 121,094 

Highland Park 14,476 

Waukegan 34,241 

Will County 114,210 

Joliet 42,365 

GION 2 - NORTHERN 

Boone County 15,202 

Bureau County 37,600 

Carroll County 17,987 

DeKalb County 34,388 

Grundy County 18,398 

Henry County 43,798 

Kewanee 16,901 

Jo Daviess County.... 19.989 

>rporaied places ol ^,500 population or more are considered urban and places under 2,5"0u a 



3,956.153 


107,189 


48,451 


— 


16,638 


— 


10,817 


— 


13,214 


— 


3,396,808 


— 


22,461 


— 


64,712 


— 


13,689 


— 


65,389 


— 


14,840 


— 


17,878 


— 


10,479 


— 


26,648 


— 


10,933 


— 


66,015 


— 


12,063 


— 


17,226 


— 


12,430 


— 


73,204 


30.276 


15,458 


— 


99,934 


30,222 


47,170 


— 


38,333 


— 


79.652 


41,442 


14,476 


— 


34,241 


— 


47,608 


66,602 


42,365 


- 


8,094 


7,108 


10,234 


27,366 


4,792 


13,195 


16,456 


17,932 


6,145 


12,253 


23,537 


20,261 


16.901 


— 


4,126 


15,863 



_A_RJ£A P O P U L A 

Tota l 

Kankakee County 60,877 

Kankakee !2,241 

Kendall County 11,105 

LaSalle County 97,801 

LaSalle 12,812 

Otlo wa 16,005 

St r eat or 14,930 

Lee County 34,604 

Dixon 10,671 

McHenry County 37, 311 

Ogle County 29,869 

Putnam County 5,289 

Rock Island County 113,323 

East Moline 12,359 

Moline 34,608 

Rock Island 42,775 

Stephenson County 40,646 

Freeport 22,366 

Whiteside County 43,338 

Sterling 11,363 

Winnebago 121,178 

Rockford 84,63 7 

REGION 3 —PEORIA METROPOLITAN 

Peoria County 153,374 

Peoria 105,087 

Tazewell County 58,362 

Pekin 19,407 

REGION 4 —CENTRAL 

Adams County 65,229 

Quincy 40,469 

Brown County 8,053 

Calhoun County 8,207 

Cass County 16,245 

Champaign County 70,578 

Champaign 23,302 

Urbana 14,064 

Christian County 38,564 

Clark County 18,842 

Coles County 38,470 

Mattoon 15,827 

Cumberland County 11,698 

DeWitt County 18,244 

Douglas County 17,590 

Edgar County 24,430 

Ford County 15.007 

Fulton County 44,627 

Canton 11,577 

Greene County 20,292 

Hancock County 26,297 

Henderson County 8,949 

Iroquois County 32,496 

Jersey County 13,636 

Knox County 52,250 

Galesburg 28,876 

Livingston County 38,838 

Logan County 29,438 

Lincoln 12,752 

McDonough County 26,944 

McLean County 73,930 

Macon County 84,693 

Decatur 59,305 

Macoupin County 46,304 

Marshall County 13,179 

Mason County 15,358 

Menard County 10,663 

Mercer County 17.701 

Montgomery County 34,499 

Morgan County 36,378 

Jacksonville 19,844 

Moultrie County 13,477 

Piatt County 14,659 

Pike County 25,340 

Sangamon County 117,912 

Springfield 75,503 

Schuyler County 11,430 

Scott County 8,176 

Shelby County 26,290 

Stark County 8,881 

Vermilion County 86,791 

Warren County 21,286 

Woodford County 19,124 

REGION 5 —EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN 

Madison County 149,349 

Alton 31,255 

Granite City 22,974 

St. Clair County 166,899 

Belleville 28,405 

East Saint Louis 75,609 

REGION 6 —SOUTHERN 

Alexander County ' 25,496 

Cairo 14,407 

Bond County 14,540 

ClayCounty 18,947 

Clinton County 22,912 

Crawford County 21,294 

Edwards County 8,974 

Effingham County 22,034 

Fayette County 29,159 

Franklin County 53,137 

West Frankfort 12,383 

Gallatin County 11,414 

Hamilton County 13,454 

Hardin County 7,759 

Jackson County 37,920 

Jasper County 13,431 

Jefferson County 34,375 

Mount Vernon 14,724 

Johnson County 10,727 

Lawrence County 21,075 

Marion County 47,989 

Centra Ha 16,343 

Massac County 14,937 

Monroe County 12,754 

Perry County 23,438 

Pope County 7,999 

Pulaski County 15,875 

Randolph County 33,608 

Richland County 17,137 

Saline County 38,066 

Harrisburg 11,453 

Union County 21,528 

Wabash County 13,724 

Washington County 15,801 

Wayne County 22,092 

White County 20,027 

William. on County 51,424 



TION - 1940 
Urban* 
25,930 
22,241 

65,338 
12,812 
16,005 
14,930 
10,671 
10,671 
13,161 
7,025 

92,732 
12,359 
34,608 
42,775 
22,366 
22,366 
22,122 
11,363 
87,462 
84,637 



109,463 
105,087 
29,748 
19.407 



40,469 
40,469 



6,505 
37,366 
23,302 
14,064 
14,279 

5,301 
24,024 
15,827 

6,331 
2,838 
9,281 
3,106 
11,577 
11,577 
5,582 
2,575 

3,744 
4,809 
32,094 
28,876 
9,585 
12,752 
12,752 
11,670 
39,851 
59,305 
59,305 
19,217 

3,999 
2,586 
2,593 
14,124 
19,844 
19,844 
3,101 
2,523 



48,981 
9,096 



104,638 
31,255 
22,974 

108,537 
28,405 
75,609 



14,407 
14,407 
3,391 
5,474 
3,225 
4,311 

6,180 

5,288 

26,594 

12,383 

2,528 

17,526 



6,213 
23,028 
16,343 

6,287 

10,661 



8,744 
7,831 
16,344 
11,453 
4,092 
6,987 

4,008 
4,098 
26,914 



CI 11:. U '. 

Rural* 

34,947 

11,105 
32,463 



23,933 

24,150 
22,844 
5,289 
20,591 



18,280 
21,216 
33,716 



24,760 

8,053 
8,207 
9,920 
33,212 



24,285 
13,541 
14,446 

11,698 
11,913 
14,752 
15,149 
11,901 
33.050 

14,710 
23,722 

8,949 
28,752 

8,827 
20,156 

29,253 



15,274 
34,079 
25,388 

27,087 
13,179 
11,359 
8,077 
15,108 
20,375 
16,534 

10,376 
12,136 
22,456 
42,409 

11,430 
8,176 
22,198 



11,089 

11,149 
13,473 
19.687 
16,983 
8,974 
15,854 
23,871 
26,543 

11,414 
10,926 
7,759 
20,394 
13,431 
19,651 

10,727 
14,862 
24,961 

8,650 
12,754 
12,777 

7,999 
15,875 
24,834 

9,306 
21,722 

17,436 
6,737 
15,801 
18,084 
15,929 
24,510 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS: ILLINOIS, 1940-1949 
TABLE : -NUMBER OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND REPORTED CASES 



(Deaths are those occurring within the State. 


Cases are those reported to Illinois health officers.) 










International 
























List Number 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948 


194S 




5th revision 
























1939 






















POPULATION (As of July 1) 




7,906,514 


7,943,608 


7,904,164 


7,593,255 


7,630,000 


7,721,000 


8,028,453 


8,221,000 


8,348,000 


3,449, 


LIVE BIRTHS 




123,211 


134,447 


154,075 


152,670 


138,805 


135,042 


171,282 


192,420 


181,204 


185, 


DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 




88,233 


85,552 


86,707 


90,714 


87,144 


89,204 


88,429 


92,393 


89,902 


90, 


MATERNAL AND INFANT DEATHS 
























Maternal causes 


140 - 150 


359 


331 


292 


309 


254 


251 


229 


200 


149 




Stillbirths 




3,162 


3,197 


3,339 


3,389 


3,049 


2,927 


3,645 


3,625 


3,275 


3, 


Neonatal deaths 


All causes 


2,961 


3,146 


3,548 


3,409 


3,023 


2,958 


3,918 


4,185 


3,714 


3, 


Infant deaths 


All causes 


4,331 


4,564 


5,075 


5,070 


4,496 


4,300 


5,179 


5,557 


5,008 


5, 


Premature birth 


159 


1,510 


1,515 


1,792 


1,683 


1,310 


1,361 


1,954 


1,971 


1,906 


1, 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 yrs.) 


119 


199 


259 


234 


260 


191 


204 


181 


170 


168 




EXTERNAL CAUSES 
























Accidents - all forms 


169 - 195 


5,845 


6,097 


5,202 


4,985 


4,899 


5,232 


5,537 


5,843 


5,649 


5, 


Motor vehicle accidents 


170 


2,315 


2,566 


1,650 


1,283 


1,317 


1,547 


1,825 


1,942 


1,939 


1, 


Homicide 


165 - 168 


343 


363 


352 


293 


312 


358 


474 


421 


492 




Suicide 


163 - 164 


1,154 


1,04; 


937 


812 


755 


846 


937 


954 


877 




GENERAL CAUSES 
























Appendicitis 


121 


824 


7oe 


538 


509 


501 


399 


352 


308 


267 




Arteriosclerosis 


97 


1,364 


1.27E 


1,286 


1,512 


1,525 


1,624 


1,528 


1,439 


1,377 


1, 


Cancer 


45 - 55 


11,310 


11,590 


11,815 


12,142 


12,482 


12,865 


12,910 


13,446 


13,682 


13, 


Cerebral hemorrhage f 


83 


6,744 


6,594 


6,735 


7,186 


6,759 


7,235 


7,057 


7,421 


7,130 


7, 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


862 


844 


908 


884 


866 


895 


981 


1,159 


1,188 


1, 


Diabetes mellitus 


61 


2,632 


2,283 


2,448 


2,558 


2,605 


2,700 


2,543 


2,736 


2,785 


2, 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Over 2 yrs.) 


120 


225 


178 


134 


135 


126 


98 


96 


102 


74 




Diseases of infancy, total 


157 - 161 


3,073 


3,269 


3,698 


3,616 


3,307 


3,201 


4,167 


4,438 


4,048 


4, 


Goiter 


63b 


285 


252 


250 


233 


221 


224 


201 


177 


164 




Heart disease 


90 - 95 


27,614 


2 7,005 


29,126 


31,322 


30,680 


31,891 


31,422 


34,235 


33,809 


34, 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


122 


764 


810 


793 


817 


833 


760 


732 


703 


655 




Nephritis 


130 - 132 


7,241 


6,835 


6,539 


6,840 


6,107 


6,132 


5,593 


5,237 


5,049 


4, 


Prostatic disease 


137 


614 


560 


588 


634 


650 


558 


585 


579 


525 




Stomach, duodenal ulcers 


117 


559 


651 


583 


620 


619 


594 


538 


604 


633 




COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 
























Chickenpox Deaths 


38e 


3 


6 


6 


3 


6 


8 


6 


3 


6 




Cases 




18,053 


16,167 


13,618 


12,648 


16,498 


10,510 


11,717 


14,272 


15,926 


16, 


Diphtheria Deaths 


10 


86 


58 


63 


78 


23 


15 


31 


12 


10 




Cases 




936 


940 


815 


587 


315 


194 


469 


169 


87 




Dysentery Deaths 

Cases % 


27 


47 


35 


54 


29 


34 


28 


22 


22 


16 






202 


256 


453 


152 


204 


324 


236 


326 


502 




Encephalitis Deaths 

Cases 


37 


24 


25 


24 


28 


33 


42 


22 


24 


19 






71 


110 


71 


83 


78 


68 


57 


60 


81 




Influenza - Deaths 


33 


645 


510 


373 


630 


521 


342 


242 


243 


132 




Cases 




1,124 


1,402 


608 


2,096 


1,439 


1,018 


345 


1,125 


172 




Malaria Deaths 


28 


18 


8 


15 


9 


4 


8 


14 


6 


5 




Cases 




199 


127 


92 


122 


23 


6 


37 


11 


8 




Measles Deaths 


35 


14 


88 


36 


53 


85 


10 


52 


9 


84 




Cases 




8,669 


57,075 


10,060 


29,694 


19,451 


7,930 


25,995 


8,341 


41,901 


5, 


Meningitis (Meningococcus) - Deaths 
Cases 


6 


14 


17 


27 


151 


186 


134 


75 


45 


54 






50 


69 


90 


793 


996 


611 


363 


204 


214 




Mumps Deaths 

Cases 


44c 


4 


2 


5 


3 


4 


3 


1 


— 


2 






6,409 


13,063 


7,388 


7,108 


6,268 


7,205 


5,290 


6,492 


11,749 


8, 


Paratyphoid Deaths 

Cases 


2 


3 

19 


2 

14 


11 


1 
13 


1 
9 


1 
9 


1 

10 


1 
6 


3 
10 




Pneumonia, all forms Deaths 


107 - 109 


3,738 


3,180 


3,173 


3,184 


2,748 


2,911 


2,796 


3,037 


2,580 


2, 


Cases 




14,592 


12,420 


11,359 


11,419 


8,567 


6,813 


6,287 


4,754 


5,070 


4, 


Poliomyelitis - - Deaths 

Cases 


36 


54 


22 


34 


152 


34 


93 


171 


26 


65 






581 


374 


487 


1,576 


560 


1,104 


2,554 


860 


1,104 


2, 


Rabies Deaths 


38b 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


2 


1 


-- 


— 




Cases 




1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


3 


2 


-- 


-~ 




Rheumatic fever (acute) Deaths 


58 


134 


106 


78 


76 


71 


73 


62 


47 


42 




Cases § 




* 


* 


# 


# 


399 


275 


320 


186 


157 




Rocky Mt. spotted fever Deaths 

Cases 


39c 


4 
18 


4 
19 


2 

25 


2 
12 


1 
13 


18 


4 
41 


3 
31 


2 
17 




Scarlet fever -- Deaths 

Cases 


8 


67 
20,814 


42 
11,583 


33 

7,754 


22 
6,989 


28 
11,731 


27 
10,521 


10 
6,397 


1 
4,063 


4,512 


3, 


Smallpox --- Deaths 

Cases 


6 


167 


102 


60 


68 


12 


12 


6 


2 


-- 




Tetanus Deaths 


12 


28 


25 


28 


30 


20 


17 


11 


7 


9 




Cases 




42 


32 


38 


44 


30 


32 


37 


30 


20 




Tuberculosis, all forms Deaths 


13 - 22 


3,654 


3,474 


3,249 


3,240 


3,125 


3,119 


2,958 


2,770 


2,610 
6,982 


2, 


Cases 




8,574 


9,412 


9,415 


8,740 


7,967 


6,305 


6,587 


7, 7.72 


7, 




26a 


23 


6 


1 


1 


10 


6 


9 


124 


2 
57 




Cases 




272 


106 


67 


55 


91 


131 


98 




Typhoid fever - Deaths 

Cases 


1 


33 
310 


26 
280 


18 
233 


10 
121 


12 

102 


9 
87 


9 
106 


9 
139 


3 
93 




Undulant fever-- Deaths 


5 


5 


10 


7 


5 


4 


3 


1 


5 


4 




Cases 




155 


217 


265 


306 


322 


324 


478 


554 


513 




Cases 


9 


65 
6,411 


90 
7,707 


95 
11,759 


98 
7,459 


42 
3,194 


53 

4,106 


30 
5,431 


41 
4,795 


26 
2,202 


3, 


VENEREAL DISEASES 


















4 


4 




Gonococcus infection Deaths 


25 


16 


13 


10 


2 


8 


6 


7 


25, 


Cases 




17,281 


19,249 


20,606 


21,580 


22,580 


27,117 


37,956 


32,794 


28,725 


Syphilis --- - - - Deaths 

Cases 


30 


1,014 


951 


840 


851 


843 


792 


747 


676 


596 






21,979 


23,484 


28,678 


28,680 


25,165 


21,675 


23,701 


19,360 


17,005 


13, 



* 1949 figures are provisional. 

f Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

% Amebiasis carriers, included in the dysentery group for 1945 to 1949. 

§ The regulation requiring the reporting of cases of rheumatic fever in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 

# Not available. 



BASIC 


HEAL 


T H S 


TAT) 


S T I C S: I L 


L I N 


O 1 s, 


19 4 0- 


1 9 4 9 




7 


TABLE *. - N 


A T A L I 


T Y, M O R B 


I D I T 


Y, AND M 


O R T A L I T 


Y 11 A 


T E S 




(Based on deaths occurring within the State and cases re 


ported to 111 


nois health officers. The birth rate 


and the rate for Mortality all cause; 


are per 1. 000 population. Maternal 


infant causes, except diarrhea and enteritis, are per 1,000 live births. All other rates are per 100,000 population. 


Population estimated foi 


each year as of July 1 . 






International 
























List Number 
5th revision 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948 


1949* 




1939 






















E BIRTHS 




15.6 


16.9 


19.5 


20.1 


18.2 


17.5 


21.3 


23.4 


21.7 


22.0 


\THS - ALL CAUSES 




11.2 


10.8 


11.0 


11.9 


11.4 


11.6 


11.0 


11.2 


10.8 


10.8 


TERNAL AND INFANT CAUSES 
























atcrnal causes 


140 - 150 


2.9 


2.5 


1.9 


2.0 


1.8 


1.9 


1.3 


1.0 


0.8 


0.8 


illbirths 




25.7 


23.8 


22.0 


22.2 


22.0 


21.7 


21.3 


18.8 


18.1 


17.3 


?onatal mortality 


All causes 


24.0 


23.4 


23.0 


22.3 


21.8 


21.9 


22.9 


21.7 


20.5 


20.3 


fant mortality 


All causes 


35.2 


33.9 


32.9 


33.2 


32.4 


31.8 


30.2 


28.9 


27.6 


27.4 


remature birth 


15? 


12.3 


11.3 


11.6 


11.0 


9.4 


10.1 


11.4 


10.2 


10.5 


10.0 


arrhea and enteritis (Under 2 yrs.) 


119 


2.5 


3.3 


3.0 


3.4 


2.5 


2.6 


2.3 


2.1 


2.0 


2.9 


rERNAL CAUSES 
























;cidents - all forms 


169 - 195 


73.9 


76.8 


65.8 


65.7 


64.2 


67.8 


69.0 


71.1 


67.7 


62.1 


Wot or vehicle accidents 


170 


29.3 


32.3 


20.9 


16.9 


17.3 


20.0 


22.7 


23.6 


23.2 


20.8 


amicide 


165 - 168 


4.3 


4.6 


4.5 


3.9 


4.1 


4.6 


5.9 


5.1 


5.9 


4.7 


ticide 


163 - 164 


14.6 


13.1 


11.9 


10.7 


9.9 


11.0 


11.7 


11.6 


10.5 


11.7 


<*ERAL CAUSES 
























apendicitis 


121 


10.4 


8.9 


6.8 


6.7 


6.6 


5.2 


4.4 


3.7 


3.2 


3.0 


"teriosclerosis 


97 


17.3 


16.1 


16.3 


19.9 


20.0 


21 .0 


19.0 


17.5 


16.5 


17.8 


incer 


45 - 55 


143.0 


145.9 


149.5 


159.9 


163.6 


166.6 


160.8 


163.6 


163.9 


165.0 


;rebral hemorrhage -f- 


83 


85.3 


83.0 


85.2 


94.6 


88.6 


93.7 


87.9 


90.3 


85.4 


84.1 


rrhosis of the liver 


124 


10.9 


10.6 


11.5 


11.6 


11.3 


11.6 


12.2 


14.1 


14.2 


14.6 


abetes mellitus 


61 


33.3 


28.7 


31.0 


33.7 


34.1 


35. C 


31.7 


33.3 


33.4 


34.2 


arrhea and enteritis (Over 2 yrs.) 


120 


2.8 


2.2 


1.7 


1.8 


1.7 


1.3 


1.2 


1.2 


0.9 


1.1 


seases of infancy, total 


157 - 161 


38.9 


41.2 


46.8 


47.6 


43.3 


41.5 


51.9 


54.0 


48.5 


4 7. "8 


>iter 


63b 


3.6 


3.2 


3.2 


3.1 


2.9 


2.9 


2.5 


2.2 


2.0 


1.9 


*art disease 


90 - 95 


349.3 


340.0 


368.5 


412.5 


402.1 


413.0 


391.4 


416.4 


405.0 


411.2 


srnia and intestinal obstruction 


122 


9.7 


10.2 


10.0 


10.8 


10.9 


9.8 


9.1 


8.6 


7.8 


7.6 


sphritis 


130 - 132 


91.6 


86.0 


82.7 


90.1 


80 . 


79.4 


69.7 


63.7 


60.5 


57.0 


rostatic disease 


137 


7.8 


7.0 


7.4 


8.3 


8.5 


7.2 


7.3 


7.0 


6.3 


5.7 


omach, duodenal ulcers 


1 17 


7.1 


8.2 


7.4 


8.2 


8.1 


7.7 


6.7 


7.3 


7.6 


7.8 


VIMUNICABLE DISEASES 


























38c- 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


Cases 




228.3 


203.5 


172.3 


166.6 


216.2 


136.1 


145.9 


173.6 


190.8 


192.9 


phtheria Deaths 


10 


1.1 


0.7 


0.8 


1.0 


0.3 


0.2 


0.4 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


Cases 




11.8 


11.8 


10.3 


7.7 


4.1 


2.5 


5.8 


2.1 


1.0 


0.6 


I'sentery Deaths 


27 


0.6 


0.4 


0.7 


0.4 


0.4 


4.2 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


Cases J 




2.6 


3.2 


5.7 


2.0 


2.7 


0.4 


2.9 


4.0 


6.0 


7.3 


icephalitis Deaths 


37 


0.3 


0.3 


0.3 


0.4 


0.4 


0.5 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


Cases 




0.9 


1.4 


0.9 


1.1 


1.0 


0.9 


0.7 


0.7 


1.0 


0.7 


fluenza Deaths 


33 


8.2 


6.4 


4.7 


3.3 


6.8 


4.4 


3.0 


3.0 


1.6 


0.9 


Cases 


38 


14.2 
0.2 


17.6 
0.1 


7.7 
0.2 


27.6 
0.1 


18.9 
0.1 


13.2 
0.1 


4.3 
0.2 


13.7 
0.1 


2.1 
0.1 


3.7 
0.1 




Cases 




2.5 


1.6 


1.2 


1.6 


0.3 


0.1 


0.5 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


easles Deaths 


35 


0.2 


1.1 


0.5 


0.7 


1.1 


0.1 


0.6 


0.1 


1.0 


0.1 


Cases 




109.6 


718.5 


127.3 


391.1 


254.9 


102.7 


323.3 


101.5 


501.9 


68.9 


eningitis (Meningococcus)- Deaths 


6 


0.2 


0.2 


0.3 


2.0 


2.4 


1.7 


0.9 


0.5 


0.6 


0.6 


Cases 




0.6 


0.9 


1.1 


10.4 


13.1 


7.9 


4.5 


2.5 


2.6 


2.4 


umps Deaths 


44c 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


Cases 




81.1 


164.4 


93.5 


93.6 


82.1 


93.3 


65.9 


79.0 


140.7 


101.1 


aratyphoid Deaths 


2 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


Cases 




0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


leumonia, all forms Deaths 


107 - 109 


47.3 


40.0 


40.1 


41.9 


36.0 


37.7 


34.8 


36.9 


30.9 


32.8 


Cases 




184.6 


156.4 


143.7 


150.4 


112.3 


88.2 


78.3 


57.8 


60.7 


58.8 


^liomyelitis Deaths 


36 


0.7 


0.3 


0.4 


2.0 


0.4 


1.2 


2.1 


0.3 


0.8 


2.7 


Cases 




7.3 


4.7 


6.2 


20.8 


7.3 


14.3 


31.3 


10.5 


13.2 


34.5 


abies Deaths 


38b 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


Cases 




0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


tieumatic fever (acute) Deaths 


58 


1.7 


1.3 


1.0 


1.0 


0.9 


0.9 


0.8 


0.6 


0.5 


0.4 


Cases § 




* 


* 


* 


# 


5.2 


3.6 


4.C 


2.3 


1.9 


3.8 


Dcky Mt. spotted fever Deaths 


39c 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Cases 




0.2 


0.2 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.5 


0.4 


0.2 


0.2 


arlet fever Deaths 


8 


0.8 


0.5 


0.4 


0.3 


0.4 


0.3 


0.1 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


Cases 




263.3 


145.8 


98.1 


92.0 


153.7 


136.3 


79.7 


49.4 


54.0 


47.3 


nallpox Deaths 


6 






















Cases 




2.1 


1.3 


0.8 


0.9 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


etanus Deaths 


12 


0.4 


0.3 


0.4 


0.4 


0.3 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


Cases 




0.5 


0.4 


0.6 


0.6 


0.4 


0.4 


0.5 


0.4 


0.2 


0.4 


uberculosis Deaths 


13 - 22 


46.2 


43.7 


41.1 


42.7 


41.0 


40.4- 


36.8 


33.7 


31.3 


29.0 


Cases 




108.4 


118.5 


119.1 


115.1 


104.4 


81.7 


82.0 


94.5 


83.6 


94.2 


ularemia Deaths 


26a 


0.3 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


Cases 




3.4 


1.3 


0.8 


0.7 


1.2 


1.7 


1.2 


1.5 


0.7 


0.9 


yphoid fever Deaths 


1 


0.4 


0.3 


0.2 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


-0- 


Cases 




3.9 


3.5 


2.9 


1.6 


1.3 


1.1 


1.3 


1.7 


1.1 


1.2 


j i , f. T-» +U 


5 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


-0- 




Cases 




2.0 


2.7 


3.4 


4.0 


4.2 


4.2 


6.0 


6.7 


6.1 


6.1 


hooping cough Deaths 


9 


0.8 


1.1 


1.2 


1.3 


0.6 


0.7 


0.4 


0.5 


0.3 


0.3 


Cases 




81.1 


97.0 


148.8 


98.2 


41.9 


53.2 


67.6 


53.3 


26.4 


46.7 


NEREAL DISEASES 
























anococcus infection Deaths 


25 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


Cases 




218.6 


242.3 


260.7 


248.2 


295.9 


351.2 


472.8 


398.9 


344.1 


296.8 


'philis -- Deaths 


30 


12.8 


12.0 


10.6 


11.2 


11.0 


10.3 


9.3 


8.2 


7.1 


7.3 


Cases 




278.0 


295.6 


362.8 


377.7 


329.8 


280.7 


295.2 


235.5 


203.7 


164.6 



1949 figures are provisional. 

Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

Amebiasis carriers, included in the dysentery group for 1945 to 1949. 

The regulation requiring the reporting of cases of rheumatic fever in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 

Not available. 



(^ealthSiafiJsticfr 

^BULLETIN 



TABLE I. - LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS. AND DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES BY PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, 1949 









(All registrations 


within the State) 










County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Bi rths 


Still- 
births 


Deaths 


County of 
Occurrence 


Estimated 

Civilian 
Population* 


Live 
Births 


Still- 
births 


Death s 


Entire State 


8,449,000 


185,576 


3,207 


90,971 


La Salle 
Lawrence 


103,051 
21,564 


2,350 
77 


35 
2 


1,096 
124 


Chicago 


3,639,000 


78,561 


1,491 


37,782 


Lee 


36,061 


699 


11 


467 


Downstate 


4,810,000 


107,015 


1,716 


53,189 


Livingston 


39,974 


723 


• 10 


436 


Adams 


68,436 


1,578 


32 


942 


Logan 


30,447 


593 


7 


380 


Alexander 


26,707 


727 


20 


313 


McDonough 


27,845 


709 


15 


379 


Bond 


14,828 


13 


— 


97 


McHenry 


39,237 


781 


11 


474 


Boone 


15,782 


500 


3 


205 


McLean 


77,615 


1,960 


31 


955 


Brown 


8,055 


29 


— 


74 


Macon 


90,815 


2,691 


38 


1,030 


Bureau 


38,822 


888 


14 


461 


Macoupin 


48,023 


264 


b 


370' 


Calhoun 


8,165 


40 


— 


46 


Madison 


164,147 


4,095 


67 


1,696 


Carroll 


18,543 


342 


8 


155 


Marion 


50,080 


1,197 


17 


498 


Cass 


17,030 


364 


5 


169 


Marshall 


13,537 


8 


1 


100 


Champaign 


76,092 


2,759 


35 


790 


Mason 


15,815 


42 


-- 


92 


Christian 


40,217 


964 


14 


399 


Ma s sac 


15,266 


182 


2 


183 


Clark 


18,978 


68 


3 


159 


Menard 


10,911 


32 


— 


54 


Clay 


19,422 


175 


2 


96 


Mercer 


18,165 


19 


— 


90 


Clinton 


23,854 


412 


10 


199 


Monroe 


12,966 


4 


-- 


94 


Coles 


40,524 


1,105 


14 


461 


Montgomery 


35,589 


1,022 


16 


503 


Cook 


4,405,078 


96,453 


1,771 


46,936 


Morgan 


37,764 


860 


13 


857 


Crawford 


21,842 


426 


12 


243 


Moultrie 


13,785 


37 


1 


110 


Cumberland 


11,684 


73 


2 


96 


Ogle 


30,923 


403 


2 


265 


De Kalb 


36,095 


994 


18 


422 


Peoria 


165,096 


5,233 


91 


2,037 


De Witt 


18,782 


245 


1 


185 


Perry 


24,374 


482 


3 


205 


Douglas 


18,090 


385 


6 


154 


Piatt 


15,051 


200 


2 


80 


Du Page 


112,001 


2,192 


34 


1,105 


Pike 


25,610 


342 


3 


246 


Edgar 


25,089 


451 


3 


296 


Pope 


7,362 


57 


2 


57 


Edwards 


9,138 


56 


1 


59 


Pulaski 


16,213 


127 


5 


149 


Effingham 


22,798 


635 


15 


253 


Putnam 


5,374 


1 


-- 


30 


Fayette 


29,626 


553 


16 


238 


Randolph 


34,938 


796 


10 


317 


Ford 


15,532 


242 


6 


132 


Richland 


17,663 


630 


8 


241 


Franklin 


55,808 


703 


12 


410 


Rock Island 


122,489 


3,455 


55 


1,497 


Fulton 


46,247 


853 


15 


458 


St. Clair 


184,152 


4,369 


98 


1,913 


Gallatin 


11,646 


111 


1 


90 


Saline 


39,558 


936 


17 


455 


Greene 


20,862 


490 


9 


178 


Sangamon 


125,570 


3,501 


56 


1,662 


Grundy 


19,222 


346 


6 


157 


Schuyler 


11,480 


121 


— 


79 


Hamilton 


13,390 


220 


4 


116 


Scott 


8,330 


19 


— 


39 


Hancock 


26,885 


183 


2 


189 


Shelby 


26,587 


330 


3 


221 


Hardin 


7.912 


149 


8 


61 


Stark 


9,079 


3 


1 


36 


Henderson 


9,122 


12 


-- 


48 


Stephenson 


42,468 


1,241 


23 


527 


Henry 


45,675 


1,038 


14 


479 


Tazewell 


62,742 


1,005 


12 


447 


Iroquois 


33,249 


560 


6 


280 


Union 


22,011 


433 


8 


474 


Jackson 


39,602 


1,056 


23 


397 


Vermilion 


91,560 


2,103 


32 


1,102 


Jasper 


13,392 


83 


— 


71 


Wabash 


14,239 


145 


2 


125 


Jefferson 


35,703 


1,003 


14 


416 


Warren 


22,033 


585 


12 


282 


Jersey 


14,106 


52 


2 


110 


Washington 


15,926 


30 


— 


93 


Jo Daviess 


20,509 


36 


1 


168 


Wayne 


22,265 


200 


1 


154 


Johnson 


10,679 


105 


— 


76 


White 


20,565 


204 


6 


151 


Kane 


139,419 


5,039 


77 


2,276 


Whiteside 


45,893 


1,177 


15 


412 


Kankakee 


64,740 


1,558 


25 


1,503 


Will 


121,849 


2,816 


46 


1,286 


Kendall 


11,371 


2 


— 


45 


Williamson 


53,844 


830 


10 


597 


Knox 


55,015 


1,238 


14 


612 


Winnebago 


131,244 


3,671 


60 


1,326 


Lake 


133,873 


4,257 


64 


1,513 


Woodford 


19,718 


23 


— 


140 



* Estimated population as of July 1, 1949. 



I9U9 Series, NO-U 
TABLE II . - ALL 



DEATHS 



IN 



ILLINOIS 



ACCORDING 



TO 



CAUSE 



1949 







(Al 


registratio 


n. within th 


r State) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


90,971 


3,772 


5,085 


5,889 


727 


1,392 


7,183 


27,611 


48,154 


4,039 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


86,853 


3,717 


4,893 


5,523 


621 


1,254 


6,559 


26,357 


46,529 


3,823 


Diseases of infancy, total 


4,038 


3,473 


3,849 


3,928 


21 


18 


42 


22 


6 


63 


Premature birth 


1,864 


1,843 


1,864 


1,864 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


25 


Maternal causes, total 


144 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


33 


110 


1 


xxx 


2 


Puerperal septicemia 


47 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


13 


34 


-- 


xxx 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


40 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


— 


10 


30 


-- 


xxx 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


6,413 


163 


602 


815 


170 


275 


1,097 


2,017 


2,038 


609 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


2,849 


159 


536 


646 


41 


32 


209 


600 


1,320 


91 


Influenza 


77 


— 


7 


15 


1 


2 


9 


12 


38 


— 


Pneumonia 


2,772 


159 


529 


631 


40 


30 


200 


588 


1,282 


91 


Diphtheria 


4 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


— 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


19 


— 


1 


1 


1 


— 


6 


8 


3 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


20 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


5 


10 


4 


-- 


Measles 


7 


— 


2 


4 


1 


1 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


49 


— 


10 


26 


7 


1 


3 


8 


4 


— 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


25 


-- 


20 


24 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


232 


— 


5 


29 


78 


57 


6? 


5 


— 


15 


Rheumatic fever 


35 


— 


-- 


2 


11 


5 


7 


6 


4 


1 


Scarlet fever 


2 


-- 


— 


— 


2 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


620 


2 


2 


2 


-- 


3 


58 


356 


201 


30 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


2,452 


2 


13 


51 


23 


172 


726 


989 


481 


467 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2,272 


2 


5 


16 


9 


155 


692 


946 


454 


458 


Other communicable diseases 


99 


— 


11 


16 


5 


4 


19 


33 


21 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


5,250 


24 


131 


308 


251 


493 


973 


1,246 


1,970 


490 


Motor vehicle 


1,755 


— 


7 


64 


103 


320 


463 


451 


354 


292 


Home 


1,814 


12 


103 


192 


49 


34 


141 


267 


1,131 


34 


Occupational 


'408 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


3 


34 


133 


180 


53 


45 


Public 


1,273 


12 


21 


52 


96 


110 


231 


348 


432 


119 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,500 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


— 


-- 


4 


145 


1,351 


1 71 


Cancer 


13,940 


1 


4 


34 


44 


66 


1,071 


5,728 


6,997 


! 742 


Diabetes 


2,891 


-- 


3 


7 


6 


22 


89 


1,033 


1,734 


! 78 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


3,979 


52 


284 


369 


58 


46 


474 


1,551 


1,481 


! 186 


Appendicitis 


252 


1 


1 


14 


21 


10 


48 


92 


67 


6 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1,233 


2 


7 


13 


2 


5 


205 


614 


394 


I 84 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


338 


42 


230 


255 


7 


6 


18 


22 


30 


8 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


639 


3 


22 


31 


12 


5 


52 


191 


348 


17 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


661 


2 


8 


10 


2 


2 


65 


315 


267 


29 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


164 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


3 


13 


87 


61 


6 


Heart disease, total 


34,739 


3 


8 


21 


44 


127 


1,637 


10,807 


22,100 


1,111 


Coronary 


9,609 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


15 


529 


4,166 


4,897 


276 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,548 


— 


-- 


3 


28 


48 


294 


572 


603 


72 


Homicide 


401 


1 


2 


7 


3 


58 


233 


87 


13 


13 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


7,107 


-- 


9 


20 


8 


11 


250 


1,931 


4,886 


202 


Nephritis 


4,814 


— 


1 


14 


12 


55 


300 


1,195 


3,238 


191 


Prostatic disease 


484 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


69 


415 


19 


Suicide 


989 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


4 


42 


266 


438 


239 


40 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


4,027 


54 


189 


357 


104 


127 


603 


1,228 


1,606 


200 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


91 


1 


3 


9 


2 


11 


21 


26 


19 


16 



* Age not reported for 15 deaths. 

ENTIRE STATE — 1940 population: Total 7,897 
For a detailed discussion o( the 6 princi 
Communicable fiseases for Principal A 



,241 ; Urban 5,809.650: 
pal geographic Region 
reas of the State by 0< 



Pural 2,087.591. 
s of the State set 
currence and Re 



Revie 
idence 



- of lllinoi 
1941-1944. 



Health Slalistics No. 1 , " Su 



ry of Birlhs. De 



10 



^BULLETIN 

TAELE III. - DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, 1949 





(Does no 


include de 


aths of Illin 


ois resident 


s dying outs 


ide the State 


) 










TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 
(5th Revision) 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15-24 
years 


25 - 44 

years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


51,857 


2,173 


2,969 


3,389 


353 


738 


4,706 


18,260 


24,407 


3,767 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


49,849 


2,153 


2,869 


3,199 


303 


659 


4,341 


17,552 


23,792 


3,576 


Diseases of infancy, total 


2,341 


2,003 


2,235 


2,283 


8 


10 


25 


11 


4 


152 


Premature birth 


1,101 


1,088 


1,101 


1,101 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


67 


Maternal causes, total 


74 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


18 


56 


-- 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


24 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


7 


17 


-- 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal toxemia 


18 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


14 


-- 


XXX 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


4,027 


110 


377 


497 


84 


181 


796 


1,397 


1,072 


283' 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,764 


108 


340 


399 


19 


19 


140 


451 


736 


130 


Influenza 


21 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


2 


4 


5 


7 


1 


Pneumonia 


1,743 


108 


338 


396 


19 


17 


136 


446 


729 


129 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


13 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


5 


6 


1 




Encephalitis— infectious 


10 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


6 


3 


1 


Measles 


2 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


'■- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningiti s — mening oc oc c us 


31 


-- 


6 


17 


5 


-- 


2 


6 


1 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


13 


-- 


15 


17 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


79 


-- 


1 


5 


27 


20 


24 


3 


-- 


10 


Rheumatic fever 


21 


-- 


-- 


1 


6 


3 


6 


4 


1 


2 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


289 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


27 


180 


80 


51 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


1,753 


1 


io -1 


51 


22 


136 


578 


721 


245 


84 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,615 


1 


4 


15 


9 


123 


550 


688 


230 


76 


Other communicable diseases 


47 


-- 


4 


5 


3 


2 


12 


20 


5 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


2,438 


6 


63 


141 


112 


179 


475 


695 


336 


209 


Motor vehicle 


750 


-- 


2 


24 


39 


102 


195 


211 


179 


85 


Home 


971 


6 


58 


108 


26 


24 


94 


178 


441 


77 


Occupational 


177 


XXX 


XXX 


X AX 


1 


12 


59 


84 


21 


18 


Public 


640 


-- 


3 


9 


46 


41 


127 


222 


195 


29 


Arteriosclerosis 


635 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


q 


78 


554 


136 


Cancer 


8,479 


1 


3 


22 


24 


37 


712 


3,344 


3,840 


477 


Diabetes 


1,738 


— 


1 


2 


3 


15 


57 


708 


953 


114 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


2,475 


30 


174 


213 


23 


20 


331 


1,080 


806 


140 


Appendicitis 


129 


-- 


— 


5 


9 


2 


28 


57 


28 


11 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


370 


-- 


5 


9 


1 


4 


164 


459 


233 


31 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


193 


24 


147 


157 


1 


2 


11 


9 


13 


7 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


345 


2 


9 


11 


6 


2 


30 


117 


179 


26 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


427 


2 


6 


8 


-- 


2 


43 


212 


162 


32 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


96 


-- 


-- 


— 


- 


2 


7 


56 


31 


10 


Heart disease, total 


20,437 


2 


6 


16 


33 


88 


1,176 


7,390 


11,731 


1,577 


Coronary 


4,847 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


11 


340 


2,413 


2,081 


334 


Chronic rheumatic 


863 


-- 


-- 


2 


22 


33 


200 


374 


232 


64 


Homicide 


308 


1 


2 


4 


3 


44 


189 


58 


10 


6 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


3,486 


— 


7 


13 


4 


6 


168 


1,170 


2,125 


249 


Nephritis 


2,540 


-- 


1 


8 


6 


34 


201 


772 


1,519 


168 


Prostatic disease 


251 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


49 


202 


11 


Suicide 


526 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


3 


25 


145 


244 


109 


41 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


1,967 


24 


98 


186 


50 


73 


355 


693 


609 


183 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


41 


1 


2 


4 


-- 


6 


10 


15 


6 


8 



* Age not reported for 4 deaths. - 

Chicago Metropolitan Area (Region 1 )--! 940 population: Tot. 
Counties: Cook, Du Page. Kane. Lake and Will. 



A 4,532.3*2; Urban 4 ,256,601 ; Rural 275.731. 



I 9 L| 9 Series, NO. M 

TABLE IV. -DKATHS 



11 



AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, 1949 

(Dors not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


D E A T H 






IN 


CA USE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


yea rs 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages — all causes 


9,679 


3 7 ? 


502 


603 


104 


137 


628 


2,39' 


5,812 


4,443 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,142 


369 


476 


554 


80 


125 


542 


2,267 


5,572 


4,169 


Diseases of infancy, total 


42? 


354 


395 


409 


5 


2 


5 


2 


-- 


193 


Premature birth 


157 


154 


157 


157 


— 


- 


- 


— 


- 


62 


Maternal causes, total 


15 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


15 


-- 


-- 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


7 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


5 


-- 


-- 


C 


Puerperal toxemia 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


3 


-- 


— 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


674 


10 


50 


7 3 


2'. 


25 


100 


' 97 


257 


396 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


30? 


10 


45 


57 


1 1 


4 


29 


45 


156 


168 


Influenza 


17 


— 


3 


3 


1 


— 


2 


-- 


6 


12 


Pneumonia 


236 


10 


42 


49 


10 


4 


27 


45 


150 


156 


Diphtheria 


2 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


1 


Encephalitis — infectious 


3 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


— 


S 


Measles 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


4 


— 


1 


- 




— 


— 


] 


I 


5 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


— 


'- 


- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


24 


-- 


— 


3 


7 


6 


3 


-- 


-- 


14 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


116 


— 


- 


— 


-- 




16 


5; 


35 


77 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


201 


— 


— 


3 


-- 


1: 


43 


79 


61 


121 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


190 


- 


— 


— 


— 


15 


- 1 - 


76 


58 


116 


Other communicable diseases 


18 


— 


5 


7 


1 


— 


2 


5 


3 


3 


Accidents — all forms, total 


589 


— 


3 


27 


35 


60 


34 


1l 9 


274 


504 


Motor vehicle 


186 


-- 


— 


6 


18 


44 


45 


44 


2d 


93 


Home 


231 


— 


p 


14 


4 


2 


3 


50 


173 


117 


Occupational 


33 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


5 


13 


12 


8 


19 


Public 


134 


— 


— 


7 


13 


? 


13 


2- 


64 


70 


Arteriosclerosis 


214 


.. 


.. 


__ 








1 7 


197 


97 


Cancer 


1,362 


— 


1 


3 


2 


3 


101 


475 


773 


555 


Diabetes 


315 


— 


— 


1 


— 


2 


1- 


96 


2')2 


123 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


399 


5 


21 


33 


13 


3 


-2 


140 


175 


15 


Appendicitis 


39 


— 


-- 


2 


5 


4 




12 


15 


17 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


102 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


10 


49 


43 


34 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


32 


5 


15 


21 


1 


1 


2 


6 


1 


19 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


73 


— 


3 


5 


2 


- 


4 


19 


42 


30 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


66 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


6 


23 


31 


24 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


22 


-- 


- 


— 


— 


"- 


? 


9 


9 


12 


Heart disease, total 


3,640 


— 


— 


3 


2 


4 


113 


373 


2,635 


1,700 


Coronary 


1,277 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


52 


466 


759 


528 


Chronic rheumatic 


162 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


1 


27 


49 


83 


68 


Homicide 


9 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


i 


5 


7 


1 


1 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


865 


— 


i 


4 


1 


-- 


21 


188 


650 


353 


Nephritis 


457 


— 


— ' 


1 


1 


7 


22 


103 


323 


199 


Prostatic disease 


47 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


5 


42 


1 7 


Suicide 


111 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


4 


24 


46 


36 


51 


VLL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


528 


3 


25 


47 


2 3 


12 


35 


124 


237 


267 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


9 


— 


1 


2 


1 


— 


1 


2 


3 


7 



* Ago not reported lor 2 deaths. 

Northern Area (Region I) — 1940 population: 
Counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, De 
Whiteside, and Winnebago. 



Total 782,703; Urban 420,191; Rural 
Kalb, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess. Kai 



562,512. 
ikakee, Ke 



idall, La Salle. Lee. McHenry. Ogle. Pulnan 



ck Island. Stephenson 



12 



^BULIETIN 



TABLE V. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 1949 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


2,361 


127 


161 


177 


23 


31 


177 


571 


1,381 


918 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,231 


124 


153 


163 


17 


31 


166 


531 


1,322 


860 


Diseases of infancy, total 


129 


118 


123 


124 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


1 


46 


Premature birth 


62 


62 


62 


62 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


25 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


5 


-- 


-- 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


3 


-- 


-- 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


— 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


190 


3 


16 


19 


3 


6 


21 


51 


90 


97 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


99 


3 


14 


16 


-- 


2 


6 


14 


61 


51 


Influenza 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


Pne umonia 


98 


3 


14 


16 


-- 


2 


6 


13 


61 


51 


Diphtheria 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery — all forms 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Encephalitis — infectious 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


— 


1 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


~ 


— 


-- 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


. -- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


9 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


3 


2 


— 


— 


5 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


28 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


16 


10 


16 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


50 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


11 


20 


18 


24 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


49 


-- 


-- 


-- 


~ 


1 


10 


20 


18 


24 


Other communicable diseases 


2 


• -- 


1 


1 


— 


— 


— 


- 


1 


- 


Accidents — all forms, total 


178 


1 


6 


11 


9 


16 


43 


21 


77 


82 


Motor vehicle 


59 


-- 


2 


3 


5 


10 


22 


10 


9 


25 


Home 


80 


1 


4 


8 


2 


2 


7 


8 


53 


47 


Occupational 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


6 


2 


2 


2 


Public 


29 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


8 


1 


13 


8 


Arteriosclerosis 


87 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


-- 


4 


83 


74 


Cancer 


336 


— 


— 


-- 


3 


1 


27 


108 


197 


105 


Diabetes 


65 


— 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


1 


18 


45 


18 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


99 


2 


7 


8 


1 


1 


11 


36 


42 


30 


Appendicitis 


8 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


— 


3 


2 


2 


4 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


30 


1 


1 


1 


1 


— 


2 


17 


9 


9 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


5 


1 


4 


4 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


13 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


— 


2 


9 


• 2 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


21 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


1 


10 


9 


1 8 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


5 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


2 


2 


3 


Heart disease, total 


795 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


27 


209 


556 


272 


Coronary 


287 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


9 


107 


171 


100 


Chronic rheumatic 


73 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


7 


28 


36 


17 


Homicide 


9 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


4 


4 


-- 


-- 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


165 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


5 


33 


126 


70 


Nephritis 


126 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


9 


29 


87 


45 


Prostatic disease 


8 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


7 


2 


Suicide 


34 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


10 


14 


9 


13 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


127 


3 


8 


13 


5 


— 


11 


40 


58 


57 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


3 


— 


— 


1 


\ 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 



* Age not reported for 1 death. 

Peoria Metropolitan Area (Region 3)--1940 populat 
Counties: Peoria and Tazewell. 



Total 211,736; Urban 139,211; Rural 72,525. 



194 9 Series, N 0.U 

TABLE VI. -DEATHS 



13 



AMONG RESIDENTS 

(Docs not include deaths of Illinois residents 



OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 1949 

dying outside the State) 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 
(5th Revision) 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15-24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


14,959 


571 


761 


897 


122 


226 


743 


3,289 


9,680 


7,459 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


14,167 


561 


730 


836 


109 


202 


663 


3,070 


9,286 


7,047 


Diseases of infancy, total 


623 


533 


595 


604 


5 


5 


3 


4 


1 


307 


Premature birth 


295 


292 


295 


295 


-- 


— 


- 


- 


-- 


141 


Maternal causes, total 


22 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


5 


17 


-- 


— 


12 


Puerperal septicemia 


6 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


4 


-- 


— 


5 


Puerperal toxemia 


9 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


7 


— 


— 


3 


Communicable diseases, total 


759 


17 


78 


111 


28 


30 


80 


176 


334 


361 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


364 


16 


68 


90 


5 


3 


13 


42 


211 


187 


Influenza 


14 


-- 


I 


2 


-- 


— 


1 


2 


9 


11 


Pneumonia 


350 


16 


67 


88 


5 


3 


12 


40 


202 


176 


Diphtheria 


i_ 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


.Encephalitis— infectious 


4 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Measles 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


6 


-- 


7 


3 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


6 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


65 


-- 


2 


12 


19 


18 


16 


-- 


-- 


30 


Rheumatic fever 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


Scarlet fever 


2 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Syphilis 


97 


1 


1 


1 


— 


1 


1 


54 


40 


39 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


196 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


7 


42 


74 


72 


83 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


184 


— 


— 


— 


— 


6 


41 


69 


68 


79 


Other communicable diseases 


16 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


4 


4 


7 


7 


Accidents — all forms, total 


1,007 


6 


24 


62 


47 


105 


141 


175 


477 


507 


Motor vehicle 


347 


-- 


2 


17 


23 


77 


78 


74 


78 


182 


Home 


399 


3 


16 


27 


14 


3 


17 


28 


310 


174 


Occupational 


83 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


10 


17 


40 


14 


49 


Public 


178 


3 


6 


18 


8 


15 


29 


33 


75 


102 


Arteriosclerosis 


240 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


11 


228 


131 


Cancer 


2,156 


— 


— 


4 


6 


13 


126 


721 


1,286 


1,005 


Diabetes 


445 


— 


1 


2 


1 


2 


8 


116 


516 


j 229 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


551 


5 


31 


46 


14 


12 


46 


157 


276 


\ 282 


Appendicitis 


41 


1 


1 


2 


6 


3 


4 


12 


14 


| 25 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


129 


-- 


— 


2 


-- 


1 


12 


49 


65 


47 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


42 


4 


24 


27 


3 


2 


1 


5 


4 


23 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


128 


-- 


2 


5 


3 


1 


8 


32 


79 


72 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


75 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


7 


30 


38 


36 


Coite r —exophthalmic 


28 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


14 


13 


13 


Heart disease, total 


5,568 


-- 




-- 


4 


13 


133 


1,191 


4,227 


2,786 


Coronary 


1,926 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


64 


646 


1,213 


947 


Chronic rheumatic 


254 


-- 


— 


— 


3 


1 


26 


66 


158 


135 


Homicide 


20 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


12 


6 


-- 


7 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,515 


-- 


1 


3 


1 


2 


25 


276 


1,208 


751 


Nephritis 


938 


-- 


— 


4 


3 


8 


30 


134 


759 


505 


Prostatic disease 


105 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


7 


99 


60 


Suicide 


190 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


5 


40 


82 


63 


104 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


778 


10 


31 


61 


13 


2 3 


75 


217 


388 


391 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


14 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


2 


6 


8 



* Age not reported for 2 deaths. 

Central A rea (Region 4)-- 1 940 population: Total 1,331,175; Urban 551 ,587; Rural 779,588 

Coles. Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock. Henderso; 
Macoupin, Marshall, Ma son, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie . Piatt, Pik 



Counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Chrisitan, Clark. 

n, Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Macon, 

Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby. Stark, Vermilion, Warren, and Woodford. 



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TABLE VII. - DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 1949 

(Does not include deaths of Illinois residents dying outside the State) 





TOTAL 






A 


C E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 
(5th Revision) 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15-24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


3,385 


172 


213 


246 


25 


58 


243 


914 


1,899 


1,270 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,213 


169 


203 


234 


22 


50 


221 


864 


1,822 


1,213 


Diseases of infancy, total 


173 


158 


169 


172 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


62 


Premature birth 


86 


85 


86 


86 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


36 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


4 


1 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


— 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal toxemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


209 


6 


14 


21 


2 


10 


30 


63 


83 


82 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


92 


6 


14 


19 


1 


2 


6 


18 


46 


36 


Influenza 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


1 


4 


1 


Pneumonia 


86 


6 


14 


19 


1 


2 


5 


17 


42 


35 


Diphtheria 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


~ 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


1 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


8 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


3 


1 


-- 


1 


Rheumatic fever 


2 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


~ 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


Syphilis 


32 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


5 


13 


14 


19 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


73 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


4 


16 


30 


23 


25 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


71 


-- 


~ 


-- 


-- 


4 


15 


29 


23 


25 


Other communicable diseases 


- 


-- 


-- 


- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


Accidents — all forms, total 


252 


1 


7 


18 


13 


22 


42 


65 


92 


107 


Motor vehicle 


85 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


15 


24 


27 


14 


30 


Home 


98 


1 


7 


17 


-- 


1 


5 


13 


62 


45 


Occupational 


25 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


7 


12 


3 


12 


Public 


44 


— 


-- 


-- 


9 


3 


6 


13 


13 


20 


Arteriosclerosis 


65 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


9 


56 


39 


Cancer 


430 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


- 


25 


161 


239 


161 


Diabetes 


107 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


2 


2 


27 


76 


; 32 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


133 


4 


13 


17 


3 


-- 


19 


40 


•54 


! 49 


Appendicitis 


6 


— 


— 


2 


1 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


i 3 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


44 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


9 


14 


20 


! 12 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


13 


2 


7 


8 


1 


— 


2 


— 


2 


6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


22 


1 


4 


4 


— 


— 


5 


5 


8 


10 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


19 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


10 


8 


9 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


4 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


3 


\ 2 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 


1,253 
290 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


8 


50 
21 


354 

140 


839 

129 


471 
91 


Chronic rheumatic 


50 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


6 


10 


17 


17 


9 


Homicide 


25 


— 


-- 


3 


— 


5 


10 


7 


-- 


7 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


308 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


14 


71 


222 


| 111 


Nephritis 


193 


-- 


— 


1 


~ 


1 


12 


45 


134 


| 71 


Prostatic disease 


22 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


4 


18 


7 


Suicide 


34 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


13 


15 


6 


10 




ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


160 


3 


10 


11 


3 


6 


19 


46 


75 


| 53 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


12 


" 


— 


1 


-- 


2 


3 


4 


2 


4 



East St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Region 5) 
Counties: Madison and St. Clair. 



-1940 population: Total 316,248; Urban 21 J. 175; Rural 101,073. 



I 9H 9 Series, N 0-4 

TABLE VIII. -DEATHS 



15 



AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA 

(Does not include deaths ol Illinois residents dying outside the State) 



1 94 9 





TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,074 


294 


401 


472 


83 


127 


424 


1,588 


4,378 


4,396 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


6,705 


290 


391 


450 


78 


116 


394 


1,510 


4,155 


4,163 


Diseases of infancy, total 


282 


260 


278 


279 


-- 


— 


1 


2 


-- 


164 


Premature birth 


136 


134 


136 


136 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


76 


Maternal causes, total 


20 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


— 


6 


14 


- 


xxx 


14 


Puerperal septicemia 


4 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


— 


2 


2 


-- 


xxx 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


6 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


-- 


2 


4 


-- 


xxx 


5 


Communicable diseases, total 


473 


14 


60 


81 


30 


17 


53 


105 


187 


320 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


197 


13 


48 


55 


5 


2 


11 


24 


100 


127 


Influenza 


18 


— 


1 


2 


— 


-- 


1 


3 


12 


12 


Pneumonia 


179 


13 


47 


53 


5 


2 


10 


21 


88 


115 


Diphtheria 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


- 


— 


-- 


- 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


3 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


— 


2 


Measles 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


2 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


7 


— 


1 


4 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


1 


7 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


5 


-- 


3 


5 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


Poliomyelitis 


42 


— 


1 


7 


21 


5 


8 


1 


— 


32 


Rheumatic fever 


4 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


1 


1 


4 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


Syphilis 


48 


~ 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


7 


23 


18 


34 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


148 


1 


2 


4 


1 


6 


25 


51 


61 


97 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


135 


1 


1 


1 


— 


4 


24 


50 


56 


91 


Other communicable diseases 


14 


— 


2 


2 


1 


2 


1 


3 


5 


10 


Accidents— all forms, total 


511 


10 


22 


43 


30 


67 


96 


103 


170 


305 


Motor vehicle 


160 


-- 


1 


9 


12 


38 


38 


38 


25 


99 


Home 


118 


1 


9 


16 


3 


2 


8 


10 


79 


72 


Occupational 


50 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


-- 


2 


25 


19 


4 


27 


Public 


183 


9 


12 


18 


15 


25 


25 


36 


62 


107 


Arteriosclerosis 


249 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


-- 


-- 


-- 


24 


225 


211 


Cancer 


900 


-- 


-- 


3 


7 


2 


53 


279 


556 


529 


Diabetes 


179 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


5 


53 


117 


111 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


253 


5 


29 


41 


4 


4 


21 


62 


121 


160 


Appendicitis 


23 


-- 


— 


2 


— 


1 


7 


4 


9 


15 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


42 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


16 


24 


27 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


42 


5 


26 


31 


1 


— 


1 


1 


8 


27 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


46 


-- 


2 


3 


1 


-- 


4 


10 


28 


33 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


40 


- 


~ 


— 


1 


~ 


5 


16 


18 


21 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


6 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


4 


1 


4 


Heart disease, total 


2,513 


1 


2 


2 


2 


8 


84 


582 


1,835 


1,520 


Coronary 


771 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


28 


297 


445 


445 


Chronic rheumatic 


121 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


5 


16 


30 


69 


74 


Homicide 


22 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


8 


9 


2 


6 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


677 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


12 


158 


505 


438 


Nephritis 


501 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


19 


95 


382 


316 


Prostatic disease 


44 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


3 


41 


25 


Suicide 


75 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


— 


4 


27 


31 


13 


46 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


363 


4 


10 


21 


5 


9 


30 


76 


222 


229 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


6 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


-- 


2 


1 


• i 6 



* Age not reported for 2 deaths. 

Southern Area (Region 6)--1940 population: Total 723.047; Urban 228,885; Rural 494.162. 

Counties: Alexander, Bond. Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson 
Lawrence. Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry. Pope, Pulaski, Randolph. Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White 



Jasper, Jeffer 
and Williamsc 



REGION MORTALITY continued 

available, it will not be possible to measure the 
"true" difference in cancer and other mortality 
for the various regions of the State. The varia- 



tion in the composition of the population in each 
region (age, race, number of foreign born etc.) 
could very easily account for much, if not all, 
of the differences shown in the graphs in this 
publication. 



CANCER MORTALITY BY REGION OF RESIDENCE: ILLINOIS, 1941-1949 



RATE 
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-175 

cd 

3 150 

Q. 

o 

a 125 



100 



u 
a> 

a 



CO 

Q 



50 



Region 1 
Region 3 




Region 5 . 



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1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 



RATE 

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o 

v 175 
cd 

3 1 50 

a. 

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ft 125 

o 
o 

o 

o' 100 



AS 

Q 



50 



Region 2 



Region 6 



This is a RATIO chart 



1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 



The outstanding feature of the graph of in- 
fant mortality in each region is the more rapid 
decline of the mortality experience for the south- 
ern part of the State (Regions 5 and 6) as com- 
pared to the rest of the State. Region 6 (South- 



ern Area) still has a relatively high infant mor- 
tality rate. However, the large differences be- 
tween the southern part of Illinois and the rest 
of the State that existed in the early 1940's is 
no longer present in 1949. 



RATE 






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c 

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9) 

Q 



60 
50 

40 
35 

30 
25 

20 
15 



10 



INFANT MORTALITY BY REGION OF RESIDENCE: ILLINOIS, 1941.-1949 

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Region 2 



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Springfield, Illinois 



November 1, 1951 



THE PEOPLE 



THEIR HEALTH IN 1950 



All theusual measurements of the people's 
health in 1950 showed a continuance of the basic 
good health that has characterized the past dec- 
ade. While we know that the general picture has 
been good we are only now coming to the point 
where we can evaluate how much or how little 
progress this represents. This inability to eval- 
uate arises from the fact that, while we know 
who have been dying and something about those 
who have been sick from the notifiable diseases, 
we have known almost nothing about the charac- 
teristics of the living. We have had only uncer- 
tain estimates of how many people there are in 
the State as a whole. We have known next to 
nothing about their ages and the composition of 
the communities in which they live. The decen- 
nial census of population taken on April 1, 1950, 
will fill that gap in our knowledge. As yet, only 
preliminary information from the census enu- 
meration is available, but v/hat there is shows 
the prof ound changes that have taken place since 
1940. 

The most apparent change has been the 
shift of population to the metropolitan areas. 
The greatest increase has taken place in the 
mushrooming large city suburbs. At the same 
time, rural areas have for the most part been 
losing population and at best have just maintained 
their 1940 population. A more subtle change has 
been going on at the same time. This concerns 
the characteristics of the population, particular- 
ly with respect to age. Table 1 shows what 
changes there have been since 1940 in the com- 
position of our population. 

We have just begun to notice a diminution 
in the number of people entering the labor force 
taking place in spite of large increases in total 
population. This is the result of the small 
"crops" of babies during the late 'twenties and 
throughout the 'thirties. This condition will per- 
sist for about ten more years until the children 
born in the 'forties begin to attain maturity. 
This situation places us under a strong challenge 
to protect the young labor force against death, 
injury, and disabling disease as never before. 



One out of every four persons was in the age 
bracket ten to twenty four years old in 1940 but 
in 1950 only one in five is in that bracket. On the 
other hand, 14 per cent of the population in 1940 
were under ten, but in 1950 these youngsters 
make up over 17 per cent of all our people. 



Table 1. 



- POPULATION BY AGE AND SEX: ILLINOIS, 
1940 AND 1950 



Sex- 


Age 


P P U L 


A T 1 N 


Percent 
Change 


Percent of 
Total pop. 






1950 


1940 


1 940-1 950 


1950 


1940 


TOTAL 


8,712,000 


7,897,241 


10.3 


100.0 


100.0 


Under 5 


years 


863,000 


546,962 


57.8 


9.9 


6.9 


5 - 9 




653,000 


542,759 


20.3 


7.5 


6.9 


10 - 14 




572,000 


618,280 


-7.5 


6.6 


7.8 


15 - 24 




1,172,000 


1,360,838 


-13.9 


13.5 


17.2 


25 - 34 




1,459,000 


1,326,732 


10.0 


16.7 


16.8 


35 - 44 




1,285,000 


1,192,702 


7.7 


14.7 


15.1 


45 - 64 




1,957,000 


1,741,005 


12.4 


22.5 


22.1 


65 and over 


751,000 


567,963 


32.2 


8.6 


7.2 


MALE 


4,256,000 


3,957,149 


7.6 


100.0 


100.0 


Under 5 


years 


424,000 


278,293 


52.7 


10.0 


7.0 


5 - 9 




345,000 


276,962 


24.9 


8.1 


7.0 


10 - 14 




294,000 


313,031 


-6.1 


6.9 


7.9 


15-24 




577,000 


673,642 


-14.5 


13.6 


17.0 


25 - 34 




715,000 


647,566 


10.4 


16.8 


16.4 


35 - 44 




605,000 


595,384 


1 .6 


14.2 


15.1 


45 - 64 




950,000 


898,737 


5.7 


22.3 


22.7 


65 and over 


346,000 


273,534 


26.5 


8.1 


6.9 


FEMALE 


4,456,000 


3,940,092 


13.1 


100.0 


100.0 


Under 5 


years 


439,000 


268,669 


63.4 


9.8 


6.8 


5 - 9 




308,000 


265,797 


15.9 


6.9 


6.7 


10 - 14 




278,000 


305,249 


-8.9 


6.2 


7.8 


15-24 




595,000 


687,196 


-13.4 


13.4 


17.4 


25 - 34 




744,000 


679,166 


9.5 


16.7 


17.2 


35 - 44 




680,000 


597,318 


13.8 


15.3 


15.2 


45 - 64 




1,007,000 


842,268 


19.6 


22.6 


21.4 


65 and over 


405,000 


294,429 


37.6 


9.1 


7.5 



This situation makes the recent history of 
our birth rates particularly significant. Chart A 
shows the general picture of how births occurred 
over the past eleven years. To give a clue as to 
the influential factors in our changing birth rates, 
specific rates are used in Charts B, C, and D. 
Specific birth rates for broad age groups have 



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BUREAU OF STATISTICS 



been computed by dividing the total resident 
births born to mothers in a specific age range 
by the total number of females of the same age 
in the population. Chart D pictures the differ- 
ence between the age specific 1940 rates and the 
average of 1949-1950 rates, for three age groups. 
The large increase in the specific rate for 
mothers aged fifteen to tv/enty-four has tended 
to keep the percentage distribution of births, as 



classified by the age of the mother, fairly stable, 
even though the number of females in this younger 
age group has actually decreased. 

Some changes between 1940 and 1949 are 
noticeable in the percentage distribution of the 
birth order. Actually, two divergent trends are 
at work, in that the percentage of first children 
is generally lower in 1949 than in 1940; however, 
second and third order percentages for all age 



Table 2. 



PERCENT OF BIRTHS, BY AGE OF MOTHERS: 
ILLINOIS, 1940, 1949, AND 1950 



(Based on total resident births to mothers aged 15-44. Age classified two ways: 
by 5 year groups, and by 10 year groups) 



Year 

1940 
1949 
1950 



1940 
1949 
1950 



15-19 

9.8 
9.6 
9.3 



AGE OF 
20-24 25-29 



MOTHER 
30-34 35-39 



30.9 
32.4 
31.7 



30.1 
30.2 
30.5 



18.3 
17.6 
18.2 



40-44 

2.3 
1 .9 
1.9 



15-24 

40.7 
42.0 
41.0 



25 - 34 

48.4 
47.8 
48.7 



35 - 44 

10.8 
10.1 
10.3 



groups , and fourth order for the older age groups , 
have all increased over 1940. The percentage 
occurrence of fifth or higher order children has 
decreased during the past ten years for all age 



LIVE BIRTHS OCCURRING EACH MONTH AND EACH YEAR 

S940-I950 



Thousands 



15 



Thousands 




CHART B 
RESIDENT LIVE BIRTH RATES 



Rate per 

1,000 

non-white 

population 



30 



20 



E 




NON-WHITE 
BIRTHS 



WHITE 
BIRTHS 



TOTAL 
BIRTHS 



groups. These changes are indicated in Table 3. 
Families are more likely to have two to four 
children at the present time, rather than only 
one child as during the depression years, or six 
to ten children, as was once both fashionable and 
economically feasible. 

A highly significant fact is that the average 
age of our population has been on the increase. 
In 1940, half of Illinois' population was under 
31.6 years old, while in 1950 half of our people 
are over 32.5 years. This is almost entirely due 
to the increasing lifespan, because the percent- 
age of persons 25 years and over in the total 



population did not significantly change between 
1940 and 1950. (In 1940, 61.2 per cent of the 
population was aged 25 years or more, in 1950, 
67.5 per cent. The principal increase in our 
mature population has come at ages 65 and over. 
See Table 1). The number of those over 65 in 
1950 stands 32.2 per cent above the 1940 figure 
while the gain in total population was only 10.3 
per cent. 



CHART D 



f 150 
o> 

« 125 
"100 



FERTILITY RATES 



90 — 



o 

o _ _ 



10 

E 



O 
O 

°. 30 

w 25 
a. 
20 



o 



15 





1949-50 av. 




— 




\ \ 


— 


s * 


* \ 

* \ 

% \ 

* \ 
* \ 
\ \ 






* \ 

* \ 
* \ 
% \ 
\ \ 
* \ 

% 
\ 






This is a RATIO chart 



15-24 25-34 

AGE OF MOTHER 



35-44 



An interesting change which is taking place 
is the increase in females over males. In 1940 
there were 100.4 males for every 100 females, 
while in 1950 there are Only 95.5 males per 100 
females. 



CHART C 
FERTILITY RATES 



Total births per 1,000 females aged 15-44 




96.0 
93.7 



10 



20 



30 



50 



60 



90 



4 rfloaJthStaiiMic^ 

H ^BULLETIN 

Table 3. -- PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF RESIDENT BIRTHS BY ORDER OF BIRTH: ILLINOIS, 1940 AND 1949 

(Computed using births to mothers aged 15-44 only) 



Order 

of 
birth 



First 

Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 

Sixth 

Seventh 

Eighth 

Ninth 

Tenth or later 

-0- No frequency. 











A 


G E 


O F 


M O ' 


r h e 


R 










All 


Ages 


15 • 


■ 19 


20 


- 24 


25 


- 29 


30 - 


34 


35 - 


• 39 


40 - 


■ 44 


1949 


1940 


1949 


1940 


1949 


1940 


1949 


1940 


1949 


1940 


1949 


1940 


1949 


1940 


38.6 


42.1 


79.1 


78.1 


52.1 


54.5 


30.4 


38.8 


19.7 


24.3 


15.5 


13.8 


12.4 


7.3 


32.7 


27.6 


18.4 


18.5 


34.1 


29.4 


38.9 


31.4 


32.4 


29.3 


24.9 


19.0 


18.6 


9.1 


15.5 


13.1 


2.4 


2.9 


10.2 


10.9 


18.6 


15.1 


23.8 


17.9 


22.2 


16.4 


16.5 


12.0 


6.6 


6.8 


0.1 


0.4 


2.8 


3.7 


7.1 


7.4 


11.9 


10.7 


14.7 


13.5 


13.4 


12.0 


3.0 


3.8 


0.0 


0.1 


0.7 


1.1 


3.0 


4.0 


5.6 


6.4 


8.2 


9.6 


10.6 


10.9 


1.5 


2.4 


-0- 


-0- 


0.1 


0.3 


1.3 


2.0 


3.1 


4.6 


5.0 


7.6 


7.4 


8.6 


0.9 


1.5 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


0.1 


0.5 


0.8 


1.7 


3.0 


3.6 


6.1 


5.6 


8.3 


0.5 


1.0 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.2 


0.3 


1.0 


1.9 


2.3 


5.0 


4.7 


7.1 


0.3 


0.7 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.1 


0.5 


1.1 


1.5 


3.7 


3.6 


,7.6 


0.4 


1.0 


■°- 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.1 


0.3 


0.8 


2.1 


5.3 


7.2 


17.1 



THE MORTALITY PICTURE 



Despite the greater number of old people 
in 1950, the general (crude) death rate was low- 
er than in 1940. The crude rate in 1940 was 11.3 
deaths per thousand population; in 1949 it was 
10.9 and in 1950, 10.6. These crude rates fail 
to offer an effective means of comparing the 
force of mortality when the composition of the 
general population is changing. To compensate 
for the differences in age composition it is nec- 
essary to calculate age-adjusted rates such as 
those presented in Table 4. Here we see that in 



have improved at every age considerably more 
for women than for men. (The unwary reader, 
however, must be cautioned against interpreting 
these facts as evidence that we are tending toward 
immortality. Postponing death even only a year 
or two for the people in each age group is enough 
to cause the rates' to fall off in this fashion, but 
as people become extremely old further post- 
ponement becomes nil). 



Table 5. -- AGE SPECIFIC AND SEX- AGE SPECIFIC MOR- 
TALITY RATES: ILLINOIS. 1940, 1949, AND 1950 

(Per 100,000 In tfaa group) 



Table 4. 



Sex 

Both sexes 

Male 

Female 



RESIDENT MORTALITY RATES: ILLINOIS, 
1940. 1949, AND 1950 



Rate per 1,000 
1 950 1 949 1 S40 



AOE ADJUSTED RATE* 

1 950 1 949 1 940 



10.6 
12.3 

8.9 



10.9 
12.7 

9.1 



11.2 
12.6 

9.9 



8.9 

10.8 

7.2 



9.2 

11.3 

7.4 



10.8 

12.1 

9.4 



•Direct method using 1940 U. S population. 



dropping from 10.8 to 8.9 in the age-adjusted 
rate, the general risk of death was almost 17 
percent less in 1950 than in 1940. Besides being 
less likely to die, the women showed the greatest 
relative decrease (23 per cent). The risk for 
men dropped off only 11 per cent. 

The risk of death in 1950 was less than in 
1940 for every one of the major age groups and 
for each sex, as can be seen in Table 5. The 
table also demonstrates that male mortality is 
greater in every age group than female mortal- 
ity. Closer examination will also show that in 
the past ten years, the chances of longer life 



Age -Sex 

Under 5, total 
Male 
Female 

5-9 years, total 
Male 
Female 

10-14 years, total 
Male 
Female 

15-24 years, total 
Male 
Female 

25 - 34 years, total 
Male 
Female 

35-44 years, total 
Male 

Female 

45 - 64 years, total 
Male 

Female 

65 years and over, total 
Male 
Female 



Average 
1949-1950 


1950 


1949 


1940 


683 


656 


711 


985 


794 


770 


818 


1,110 


575 


544 


607 


856 


63 


62 


64 


114 


71 


73 


69 


135 


53 


49 


58 


93 


58 


52 


63 


100 


72 


61 


82 


114 


43 


43 


42 


85 


122 


118 


127 


185 


159 


155 


164 


214 


87 


81 


92 


156 


165 


160 


170 


287 


193 


186 


200 


317 


138 


136 


140 


259 


379 


365 


394 


522 


483 


465 


502 


606 


287 


276 


297 


438 


1,447 


1,423 


1,470 


1,587 


1,897 


1,858 


1,936 


1,883 


1,023 


1,013 


1,033 


1,270 


6,622 


6,574 


6,669 


7,460 


7,566 


7,515 


7,617 


8,097 


5,816 


5,771 


5,861 


6,869 



1950 Scries Nos . 1-4 



Year by year, we have noted a diminution 
in mortality from the communicable diseases. 
Striking reductions are evident over a period as 
short as ten years. In 1940 there were 1,014 
deaths from syphilis, but only 558 reported in 
1950. There were 3,654 tuberculosis deaths in 
1940 as opposed to 2,215 such deaths in 1950. 
These reductions are more significant when it 
is realized that the total population at risk has 
increased approximately ten per cent, and the 
number of older people who are subject to the 
greatest risk of death has increased even more. 
These great achievements are, in large measure, 
the fruit of the intensive public health effort, 
coupled with the success of medical science in 
finding improved methods of fighting disease 
after its onset. Antibiotics and preventive meth- 
ods are jointly responsible for this success story. 

The story is much the same for all the con- 
trollable communicable diseases, even though 



CHART E 



10,000 




10,000 
7,500 

5,000 



1,000 
750 



100 
75 



the numbers are not as large. For twelve suc- 
cessive years there has not been a single death 
from smallpox and for three successive years 
not a single case. In 1940 there were 86 diph- 
theria deaths, in 1950 only one. Whooping cough 
in 1940 claimed 65 lives, as opposed to 22 in 
1950. However, there is no cause for compla- 
cency even with such success, because the gains 
can be preserved only by remaining vigilant and 
taking every precaution. At the same time, a 
single death from a preventable disease is a 
serious reproach. 

Infant and maternal mortality have long 
been a primary concern in public health efforts. 
Here also, steady progress is to be noted. In 
1940 there were 352 infant deaths out of every 
10,000 live births, while in 1950 there were but 
256, a 27 per cent drop. Most of this gain was 
among babies over one month old, because neo- 
natal deaths per 10,000 births were just 21 per 



10,000 
7,500 



2,500 



1,000 
750 



100 
75 



AGE-SEX SPECIFIC MORTALITY RATES 
RESIDENT MALES 




10,000 
7,500 



1,000 
750 



100 
75 



cent lower in 1950 than in 1940. There were 29 
maternal deaths in 1940 for every 10,000 live 
births, while in 1950 the figure was a mere 7. 
If 1940 maternal mortality rates had applied in 
1950, there would have been 550 maternal deaths 
instead of the actual 131 reported. Again, we 
see the fruits of the coordinated efforts of the 
medical profession, the hospitals, and public 
health programs — all making good use of recent 
advances in knowledge on how to control fatal 
illness by disease prevention as well as treat- 
ment. 

The principal causes of death in 1950 are 
the same ones that took the greatest toll in 1940. 
The five leading causes -- heart disease, can- 
cer, intracranial lesions of vascular origin, ac- 
cidents, and nephritis -- accounted for 73 per 
cent of all deaths in 1950 and 67 per cent in 
1940. Fatal accidents are fewer than in 1940 
and as a result they are now fifth instead of 
fourth in the list of most frequent causes of death. 



CHART G 




7,500 
5,000 



1,000 
750 



— — 500 



100 
75 



5-9 10-14 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS 



ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1949-19 5 



Table I. -- NUMBER OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND REPORTED CASES 

(Cases are those reported to Illinois health officers.) 







Internationa] 




























list number 
5th revision 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948 


1949 


1950* j 






1939 
























LIVE BIRTHS 

DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 






124,615 
88,280 


134,739 
86.012 


154,223 
87,040 


153,182 
91,257 


139,781 
87,632 


136,676 

89,306 


174,202 
89,150 


195,328 
93,507 


184,553 
91,254 


189,169 
92,521 


189, 59« 
92,215 


MATERNAL AND INFANT DEATHS 
Maternal causes 
Neonatal deaths 
, Infant deaths 

Premature birth 


140 - 150 

All causes 

All causes 

159 


359 
2,978 
4,355 

1,514 


342 
3,183 
4,633 
1,532 


296 
3,613 
5,114 
1,806 


311 
3,433 
5,108 
1,697 


253 
3,081 
4,565 
1,325 


249 
2,983 
4,340 

1,367 


238 
4,006 
5,281 
1,984 


205 
4,250 
5,667 
2,000 


146 
3,789 

5,112 
1,950 


148 
3,834 
5,185 
1,890 


131 
3,596 
4.85C 

1,71C 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Unde 


r 2 yrs.) 


119 


199 


259 


232 


268 


199 


211 


190 


182 


170 


248 


164 


EXTERNAL CAUSES 
Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle accidents 
Homicide 




169 - 195 

170 
165 - 168 


5,788 

2,259 

337 


6,112 

2,544 

363 


5,291 

1,635 

349 


5,125 

1,274 

296 


5,107 

1,317 

305 


5,250 

1,505 

355 


5,598 
1,872 

473 


6,022 

2,011 

421 


5,784 

1,948 

482 


5,442 

1,817 

414 


5.39C 
2,02£ 

40f 


Suicide 




163 - 164 


1,142 


1,044 


957 


831 


759 


858 


943 


949 


891 


1,007 


1,01; 


GENERAL CAUSES 
Appendicitis 
Arteriosclerosis 
Cancer 




121 

37 

45 - 55 


826 

1,372 

11,147 


717 

1,283 

11,396 


549 

1,295 

11,650 


517 

1,523 

11,959 


519 

1,537 

12,328 


406 

1,633 

12,652 


356 

1,546 

12,820 


313 

1,447 

13,500 


270 

1,403 

13,863 


259 

1,523 

14,137 


241 

1,551 

14,42; 


Cerebral hemorrhage f 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diabetes mellitus 




83 
124 
61 


6,785 

869 

2,638 


6,644 

853 

2,307 


6,793 

909 

2,460 


7,211 

901 

2,590 


6,799 

875 
2,621 


7,267 

897 

2,710 


7,131 

997 

2,573 


7,538 
1,163 
2,786 


7,260 
1,210 
2,794 


7,260 
1,254 
2,915 


7,64, 
1,33; 
3,14( 


Diarrhea and enteritis (2 yrs. & over) 

Diseases of infancy, total 

Goiter 


120 

157 - 161 

63b 


226 

3,090 

286 


(#) 
3,303 


134 

3,725 

250 


139 

3,634 

231 


126 

3,351 

222 


96 

3,217 

226 


95 
4,236 

203 


104 

4,494 

179 


77 

4,123 

162 


94 
4,113 

166 


8 
3,93f 

15 


Heart disease 

Hernia and intestinal obstruction 

Nephritis 


90 - 95 

122 

130 - 132 


27,722 

764 

7,264 


27,228 

815 

6,847 


29,265 

800 

6,558 


31,481 

830 

6,876 


30,734 
851 

6,138 


31,927 

754 
6,153 


31,673 

750 

5,623 


34,504 
722 

5,305 


34,176 
666 

5,135 


35,173 

659 

4,900 


35,28 

58' 
4,71. 


Prostatic disease 
Stomach, duodenal ulcers 




137 
117 


609 
569 


558 
657 


579 
579 


636 
615 


651 
614 


565 
605 


590 
540 


579 
616 


537 
639 


497 
674 


47 
68 


COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 
Chickenpox 

Diphtheria 

Dysentery 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
CasesJ 


38e 
10 
27 


3 

18,053 

87 

935 

48 

202 


6 

16,167 

58 

940 

43 

256 


6 

13,618 

63 

815 

52 

45 3 


3 

12,648 

79 

587 

30 

152 


6 

16,498 

21 

315 

36 

204 


7 

10,510 

15 

194 

28 

324 


6 

11,717 

32 

469 

25 

236 


3 

14,272 

12 

169 

24 

326 


6 

15,926 

9 

87 

16 

502 


5 

16,294 

4 

50 

24 

617 


13,29 

6 

2 

78 


Encephalitis 

Influenza 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


37 
33 
28 


27 
71 

645 

1,124 

18 

199 


27 

110 

512 

1,402 

8 

127 


23 

71 

377 

608 

15 

92 


29 

83 

650 

2,096 

10 

122 


37 

78 

535 

1,439 

4 
23 


45 

68 

350 

1,018 

8 

6 


23 
57 
242 
345 
13 
37 


24 

60 

245 

1,125 

6 

11 


20 

81 

138 

172 

6 
8 


21 

59 

78 

311 

5 

3 


2 

5 
10 
42 






Measles 

Meningitis (Meningococcus) 


Deaths 
Ca?es 
Deaths 
Cr.ses 
Deaths 
Cases 


35 
6 

44c 


IS 

8,S6:< 

14 

50 

4 

6,409 


88 
57,075 

17 

G9 

2 

13,063 


35 

10,060 

30 

90 

6 

7,388 


53 

29,694 

161 

793 

3 

7,108 


84 

19,451 

194 

996 

4 

6,268 


10 

7,930 

134 

611 

2 

7,205 


50 

25,995 

75 

363 

1 

5,290 


8 

8,341 

46 

204 

6,492 


83 

41,901 

54 

214 

2 

11,749 


7 

5,820 

53 

200 

1 

8,542 


19,23 

4 

22 




6,97 


' Paratyphoid 

'neumonia, all form? 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


2 

107 - 109 

36 


3 

19 

3,775 

14,592 

54 

581 


2 

14 

3,227 

12,420 

22 

374 


11 

3,199 

11,359 

35 

487 


1 

13 

3,209 

11,419 

156 

1,576 


2 

9 
2,772 
8,567 

38 
560 


1 

9 

2,931 

6,813 

104 
1,104 


1 

10 

2,836 

6,287 

182 

2,554 


1 

6 

3,076 

4,754 

28 

860 


3 

10 
2,622 
5,070 

68 
1,104 


2 

2,811 

4,966 

246 

2,910 


2,54 

3,85 

12 




1,94 


Rabies 

Rhc i.iat ■ fever (acut — 
Rocky Mt. spotted fever 


Deaths 

Cases 

Deaths 

Case." § 

Deaths 

Cases 


38b 
.8 
39c 


1 

1 

133 

(*) 

4 

18 


1 

1 

107 

5 
19 


1 
1 

81 
1*) 
2 

25 


2 
1 

78 
(*) 
2 

12 


2 
2 

70 

399 

2 

13 


2 

3 

72 

275 

18 


1 
2 

60 

320 

3 

41 


49 

186 

4 

31 


43 

157 

2 

17 


2 

2 

34 

322 

3. 

15 


3 

18 

1 


Scarlet iVver 


Deaths 
Cases 


8 


66 
20,814 


42 
11,583 


34 
7,754 


21 
6,989 


24 
11,731 


24 
10,521 


8 
6,397 


1 
4,063 


1,512 


2 
3,991 


2,08 


Smallpox 

Tetanus 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


6 
12 


167 
28 
42 


102 
24 
32 


60 
29 
38 


68 
31 
44 


12 

21 
30 


12 
18 
32 


6 
12 
37 


2 

8 
30 


9 
20 


11 
37 


2 


Tuberculosis, all forms 

Tul.irei.iia 

Typhoid fever 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


13-22 
26a 

1 


3,693 

8,574 

22 

272 

33 

310 


3,535 

9,412 

7 

106 

25 

280 


3,295 

9,415 

1 

67 

17 

233 


3,326 

8,740 

1 

55 

10 

121 


3,197 

7,967 

10 

91 

12 

102 


3,159 

6,305 

5 

131 

9 

87 


3,020 

6,587 

9 

98 

9 

106 


2,845 

7,772 

1 

124 

10 

139 


2,657 

6,982 

2 

57 

4 

93 


2,518 
7,956 

75 

1 

101 


2,21 
7,63 

7 

8 


Unfinlant fevei 

Whooping cough 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


5 
9 


5 

155 

65 

6,411 


10 

217 

93 

7,707 


7 

265 

94 

11,759 


6 

306 

101 

7,459 


5 

322 

43 

3,194 


4 

324 

56 

4,106 


2 

478 

30 

5,431 


6 

554 

■ 44 

4,795 


5 

513 

28 

2,202 


1 

514 

27 

3,936 


44 
2 

3,33 


VENEREAL DISEASES 
Gonococcus infection 


Deaths 
Cases J 
Deaths 
Cases JT 


25 
30 


16 

17,281 

1,003 

21,979 


13 

19,249 

943 

23,484 


11 

20,606 

846 

28,678 


4 

21,580 

866 

28,680 


8 

22,580 

855 

25,165 


6 

27,117 

796 

21,675 


6 

37,956 

758 

23,701 


4 

32,794 

682 

19,360 


4 

28,725 

614 

17,005 


6 

25,080 

631 

13,904 


21,03 
55 




11,26 



: M950 figures are provisional. 

■j intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

^Amebiasis carriers included in the dysentery group, 1945 - 1950. 

§The regulation requiring the reporting of rheumatic fever, in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 

#Not available. 

JIncludes Out-of-State cases reported by downstate agencies. 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS 



ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1949-1950 



Table II 



NATALITY, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY RATES 



(Based on births and deaths of Illinois residents, and cases reported to Illinois health officers. The birth rate and rate for mortality all causes are per 1,000 population, 
ernal and infant causes, except diarrhea and enteritis, are per 1,000 live births. All other rates are per 100,000 population. Population estimated for each year as of July 1.) 



International 

list number 

5th revision 

1939 



VE BIRTHS 

DATHS - ALL CAUSES 

ATERNAL AND INFANT CAUSES 
paternal causes 
Jeonatal mortality 
nfant mortality 
Premature birth 

)iarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 yrs.) 

ETERNAL CAUSES 
Occidents - all forms 
Motor vehicle accidents 
[omicide 

iuicide 

;neral CAUSES 
appendicitis 
arteriosclerosis 
lancer 

Cerebral hemorrhage 7/ 
Hrrhosis of the liver 
Mabetes mellitus 

harrhea and enteritis (2 yrs. & over) 

hseases of infancy, total 

roiter 

leart disease 

[ernia and intestinal obstruction 

rephritis 

'rostatic disease 
tomach, duodenal ulcers 

)MMUNICABLE DISEASES 
Ihickenpox Deaths 

Cases 
Uphtheria Deaths 

Cases 
>ysentery Deaths 

Cases % 
,'ncephalitis Deaths 

Cases 
nfluenza Deaths 

Cases 
lalaria Deaths 

Cases 
Teasles Deaths 

Cases 
Meningitis (Meningococcus) Deaths 

Cases 
lumps Deaths 

Cases 
'aratyphoid Deaths 

Cases 
'neumonia, ail forms Deaths 

Cases 
'oliomyelitis Deaths 

Cases 

'.abies Deaths 

Cases 

:heumatic fever (acute) Deaths 

Cases § 

:ocky Mt. spotted fever Deaths 

Cases 

carlet fever Deaths 

Cases 

mallpox Deaths 

Cases 

'etanus Deaths 

Cases 

'uberculosis, all forms Deaths 

Cases 

'ularemia Deaths 

Cases 

'yphoid fever Deaths 

Cases 

Indulant fever Deaths 

Cases 

/hooping cough Deaths 

Cases 

INEREAL DISEASES 

lonococcus infection Deaths 

Cases J 
yphilis - Deaths 

Cases J 



140 - 150 

All causes 

All causes 

159 

119 

169 - 195 

170 
165 - 168 



121 

97 

45 - 55 

83 
124 

61 

120 

157 - 161 

63b 

90 - 95 

122 
130 - 132 

137 
117 

38e 
10 
27 

37 
33 
28 

35 
6 

44c 



107 - 109 
36 

38b 
58 
39c 

8 
6 

12 

13 - 22 
26a 
1 



25 
30 



1940 



1941 



15.8 
11.2 

2.9 
23.9 
34.7 

12.1 

2.5 



73.2 

28.6 

4.3 

14.4 



10.4 
17.4 

141.0 

85.8 I 
11.0 
33.4 | 

2.9 
39. 1 i 

3.6 | 

350.6 I 

9.7 

91.9 

7.7 
7.2 

0.0 | 
228.3 
1.1 
11.8 

0.6 I 
2.6 ; 

0.3 
0.9 
8.2 
14.2 
0.2 
2.5 

0.2 
109.6 
0.2 
0.6 
0.1 
81.1 



0, 

0, 

47. 

184. 



0.7 
7.3 
0.0 
0.0' 
1.7 
(#) 
0.1 
0.2 

0.8 
263.3 
-0- 
2.1 
0.4 
0.5 

46.7 
108.4 
0.3 
3.4 
0.4 
3.9 

0.1 
2.0 
0.8 

81.1 

0.2 

218.6 

12.7 

278.0 



1943 



17.0 
10.8 

2.5 
23.6 
34.4 
11.4 

3.3 

76.9 

32.0 

4.6 

13.1 



9.0 

16.2] 

143.5 

83.6 
10.7 
29.0 

(#) 

41.6' 

U) 

342.8 
10.3 
86.2 

7.0 
8.3 

0.1 
203.5 
0.7 
11.8 
0.5 
3.2 

0.3 

1.4 

6.4 

17.6 

0.1 
1.6' 

1.1 
718.5 
0.2 
0.9 
0.0 
164.4 

0.0 

0.2 

40.6 

156.4 
0.3 
4.7 

0.0 
0.0 
1.3 
(#> ! 
0.1 i 
0.2! 

0.5 
145. 8' 



19.5 
11.0 



1.9 
23.4 
33.2 

11.7 

2.9 



66.9 

20.7 

4.4 

12.1 



6.9 

16.4 

147.4 

85.9 
11.5 
31.1 

1.7 

47.1 

3.2 

370.2 

10.1 
83.0 

7.3 
7.3 

0.1 
172.3 
0.8 
10.3 
0.7 
5.7 

0.3 
0.9 
4.8 
7.7 
0.2 
1.2 

0.5 
127.3 
0.4 
1.1 
0.1 
93.5 

-0- 
0.1 
40.5 
143.7 
0.4 
6.2 

0.0 
0.0 
1.0 

(*) 

0.0 

0.3 

0.4 

98.1 



20.2 
12.0 



2.0 
22.4 
33.3 

11.1 

3.5 



67.5 

16.8 

3.9 

10.9 



6.8 

20. 1 

157.5 

95.0 
11.9 
34.1 

1.8 

47.9 

3.0 

414.6 

10.9 
90.6 

8.4 



0.0 
166.6 
1.0 
7.7 
0.4 
2.0 

0.4 
1.1 
8.6 
27.6 
0.1 
1.6 

0.7 
391.1 

2.1 
10.4 

0.0 
93.6 



0.0 
0.2 

42.3 

150.4 

2.1 

20.8 

0.0 
0.0 
1.0 
(#) 
0.0 
0.2 

0.3 
92.0 



1.3 
0.3 
0.4 

44.5 
118.5 
0.1 
1.3 
0.3 
3.5 

0.1 

2.7 

1.2 

97.0 

0.2 

242.3 

11.9 

295.6 



0.8 
0.4 
0.5 

41.7 
119.1 
0.0 
0.8 
0.2 
2.9 

0.1 

3.4 

1.2 

148.8 

0.1 

260.7 

10.7 

362.8 



0.9 

0.4 
0.5 

43.8 
115.1 
0.0 
0.7 
0.1 
1.6 

0.1 

4.0 

1.3 

98.2 

0.1 

284.2 

11.4 

377.7 



1945 



18.3 
11.5 

1.8 
22.0 
32.7 

9.5 

2.6 

66.9 

17.3 

4.0 



6.8 

20.1 

161.6 

89.1 
11.5 
34.4 

1.7 

43.9 

2.9 

402.8 

11.2 | 
80.4 i 

8.5 | 

8.0 j 

0-1 I 

216.2 j 

0-3 

4.1 I 

o.5 ; 

2.7; 

0.5 I 

1.0] 

7 . I 

18.9] 

O.lj 
0.3! 

1.1 

254.9 
2.5 

13.1 

0.1 

82.1 

0.0 

0.1 

36.3 

112.3, 

0.5 ; 
7.3 

0.0 j 

0.0 

0.9 

5.2 

0.0 

0.2 

0.3 
153.7 



0.2 
0.3 
0.4 

41.9 
104.4 
0.1 
1.2 
0.2 
1.3 



0.1 

295.9 

11.2 

329.8 



17.7 
11.6 



1.8 
21.8 

31.8 
10.0 

2.7 



68.0 

19.5 

4.6 



5.3 

21.2 

163.9 

94.1 

11.6 
35.1 

1.2 

41.7 

2.9 

413.5 

9.8 

79.7 

7.3 
7.8 

0.1 
136.1 
0.2 
2.5 
0.4 
4.2 

0.6 
0.9 
4.5 
13. 2 : 
0.1] 
0.1 

0.1 ! 

102.71 

1.7i 

7.9 i 

0.0! 

93.3J 

0.0: 

o.i 1 

38. 0i 
88.2 

1.3 
14.3 
0.0 
0.0 
0.9 
3.6 
-0- 
0.2 

0.3 
136.3 



0.2 
0.2 
0.4 

40.9 
81.7 
0.1 
1.7 
0.1 
1.1 

0.1 

4.2 

0.7 

53.2 

0.1 

351.2 

10.3 

280.7 



22.2 

11.4 

1.4 
23.0 
30.3 

11.4 

2.4 



71.5 

23.9 

6.0 



4.5 

19.7 

163.7 

91.1 
12.7 
32.9 

1.2 

54.1 

2.6 

404.5 

9.6 
71.8 

7.5 

6.9 

0.1 
149.6 

0.4 
6.0 
0.3 
3.0 

0.3 
0.7 
3.1 
4.4 
0.2 
0.5 

0.6 
332.0 

1.0 

4.6 

0.0 

67.6 

0.0 

0.1 

36.2 

80.3 

2.3 

32.6 

0.0 
0.0 
0.8 
4.1 
0.0 
0.5 

0.1 
81.7 



0.1 
0.2 
0.5 

38.6 
84.1 
0.1 
1.3 
0.1 
1.4 

0.0 

6.1 

0.4 

69.4 

0.1 
484.7 

9.7 
302.7 



24.2 

11.6 

1.0 
21.8 
29.0 

10.2 

2.3 



74.5 
24.9 

5.2 

11.7 

3.9 

17.9 
167.0 

93.3 
14.4 
34.5 

1.3 

55.6 

2.2 

426.9 

8.9 

65.5 

7.2 

7.6 

0.0 
176.6 
0.1 
2.1 
0.3 
4.0 

0.3 
0.7 
3.0 
13.9 
0.1 
0.1 

0.1 
103.2 
0.6 
2.5 
-0- 
80.3 

0.0 

0.1 

38.1 

58.8 

0.3 

10.6 

-0- 
-0- 
0.6 
2.3 
0.0 
0.4 

0.0 
50.3 



0.0 
0.1 
0.4 

35.2 
96.2 

0.0 
1.5 
0.1 
1.7 

0.1 

6.9 

0.5 

59.3 

0.0 
405.8 

8.4 
239.5 



22.3 

11.0 

0.8 
20.5 
27.7 
10.6 

2.1 



69.8 

23.5 

5.8 

10.7 

3.3 

16.9 

167.2 

87.6 
14.6 
33.7 

0.9 

49.7 

2.0 

412.2 

8.0 
61.9 

6.5 
7.7 

0.1 
192.1 
0.1 
1.0 
0.2 
6.1 

0.2 
1.0 
1.7 
2.1 
0.1 
0.1 

1.0 
505.4 
0.7 
2.6 
0.0 
141.7 

0.0 

0.1 

31.6 

61.1 

0.8 

13.3 

-0- 
-0- 
0.5 
1.9 
0.0 
0.2 

-0- 
54.4 



-0- 
0.1 
0.2 

32.0 
84.2 
0.0 
0.7 
0.0 
1.1 

0.1 

6.2 

0.3 

26.6 

0.0 
346.5 

7.4 
205.1 



22.2 

10.9 

0.8 
20.3 
27.4 

10.0 

2.9 



63.9 

21.3 

4.9 

11.8 



3.0 

17.9 

166.1 

85.3 



14 
34 

1 

48 

2 

413 
7 



57.6 

5.8 
7.9 



0.1 
191.4 

0.0 
0.6 
0.3 
7.2 

0.2 
0.7 
0.9 
3.7 
0.1 
0.0 

0.1 

68.4 

0.6 

2.3 

0.0 

100.3 

-0- 

0.0 

33.0 

58.3 

2.9 

34.2 

0.0 
-0- 
0.4 
3.8 
0.0 
0.2 

0.0 
46.9 



-0- 
0.1 
0.4 

29.6 

93.5 

-0- 

0.9 

o.c 

1.2 

0.0 

6.0 

0.3 

46.2 

0.1 
294.6 

7.4 
163.3 



*1950 figures are provisional. 

ylntracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

^Amebiasis carriers included in the dysentery group, 1945 - 1950. 

§The regulation requiring the reporting of rheumatic fever, in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 

#Not available. 

Jlncludes Out-of-State eases reported by downstate agencies. 



s 



Table III. -- BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN 1950 FOR COUNTIES AND THE LARGER CITIES 



Live Births 



Resident 



Recorded 



Stillbirths 



t 



Res. 



Rec. 



Deaths 



Res. 



Rec. 



Live Births 



Still- 
births' 



Res. 



Rec. 



Res 



Rec 



Deaths 



Res. 



Rec. 



ENTIRE STATE 

CHICAGO 
DOWNSTATE 

ADAMS 

Qui nicy 
ALEXANDER 

CA I RO 

BOND 

BOONE 

BROWN 

BUREAU 

CALHOUN 

CARROLL 

CASS 

CHAMPAIGN 
Champai gn C i ty 
Urbana 

JHRISTIAN 

CLARK 

CLAY 

CLINTON 

COLES 
Mattoon 

COOK 
Berwyn 
Blue Island 
Brookfi eld 
Calumet City 
Chicago Heights 

Cl CERO 

Elmwood Park 
evamston 
Forest Park 
Harvey 
La Grange 
Maywood 
Melrose Park 
Oak Park 
Park Ridge 
Wi lmette 
Wi nnetka 

CRAWFORD 

CUMBERLAND 

DE KALB 

DE WITT 

DOUGLAS 

DU PAGE 
Elmhurst 

EDGAR 



189,596 

78,251 
111,345 

1,331 
915 

371 

216 

285 

360 

125 

700 

127 

412 

314 

2,389 
943 
598 

820 

356 

404 

590 

892 
431 

97,716 
923 
510 
335 
353 
729 

1,285 
373 

1,452 
324 
595 
363 
5 64 
438 

1,121 
323 
321 
168 

419 

214 

988 

328 

376 

3,387 
488 

459 



186,629 

78,609 
108,020 

1,616 
1,599 

659 
624 

8 

459 

25 
85 6 

21 
322 
345 

2,843 
951 

1,433 

925 

41 

386 

434 



1 



098 
757 



97,284 

1,918 

986 

3 

1 

1,492 

7 

4,123 

1,126 

2 

549 

4,662 

2 

1 

397 

61 

1,148 

248 

404 

2,220 
1,639 

470 



3,040 

1,405 
1,631 

18 
10 

15 
11 

5 

4 

15 

1 



41 
11 
10 

10 

3 

6 

13 

14 



11 

11 

4 

19 

16 
5 

27 
2 
8 
6 
2 
9 

15 
5 
4 
2 

6 

2 

12 

4 



3,096 

1,432 
1,664 

19 
19 

29 
29 

1 

5 



14 

4 

1 

44 
14 
22 

15 

1 

6 

7 

20 
13 

710 

25 

19 

1 

25 

59 
19 



42 
6 



16 

5 

5 

32 
23 



92,215 

40,684 
51,520 



596 

295 

196 

166 
193 
106 
426 
54 
242 
191 

771 

300 
171 

430 

211 

158 

231 

439 
205 

48,284 
495 

184 
141 
118 
246 
621 
142 
708 
183 
178 
139 
262 
120 
741 
148 
201 
97 

240 

129 

403 

205 

205 

1,242 
182 

313 



91,014 

37,284 
53,730 

934 
729 

342 
293 

82 
208 

75 
433 

35 

199 

145 

813 
307 
2 65 

372 

141 

146 

195 

416 
208 

46,624 
570 
272 

73 

56 

296 

299 

56 

1,029 

127 

208 

65 
124 
164 
915 

72 
144 

62 

231 

84 

420 

156 

190 

1,162 
337 

293 



EDWARDS 
EFFINGHAM 
FAYETTE 
FORD 

FRANKLIN 
W. Frankfort 

FULTON 
Canton 

GALLATIN 

GREENE 

GRUNDY 

HAMILTON 

HANCOCK 

HARDIN 

HENDERSON 

HENRY 
Kewanee 

IROQUOiS 

JACKSON 

JASPER 

JEFFERSON 
Mt. Vernon 

JERSEY 

JO DAVIESS 

JOHNSON 

KANE 
Aurora 
Elgi n 

KANKAKEE 
Kankakee City 

KENDALL 

KNOX 

Galesburg 
LAKE 

Highland Park 

Waukegan 

LA SALLE 
La Salle City 
Ottawa 
Streator 

LAWRENCE 

LEE 

Di xon 
LIVINGSTON 

LOGAN 

Li ncoln 
MC DONOUGH 



169 

529 

476 

359 

858 
217 

884 
260 

202 

373 

443 

227 

533 

153 

163 

996 
329 

692 

767 

264 

776 
407 

362 

446 

144 

3,252 
1,235 

821 

1,398 
585 

282 

1,140 
670 

4,351 
349 
951 

2,317 
230 
426 
443 

423 

739 
305 

795 

521 
228 

611 



55 

473 

536 

182 

690 
26 

782 
758 

112 

523 

331 

210 

228 

129 

8 

1,029 
743 

556 

1,036 

75 

867 
804 

49 

23 

70 

5,044 
2,416 
1,849 

1,487 
1,413 

3 

1,205 
1,197 

4,543 

411 

1,091 

2,507 
415 
776 
895 

254 

753 
629 

742 

571 
5 64 

656 



2 

10 

4 

2 

15 
6 

9 

5 

4 
6 
9 

3 
3 

5 

22 
9 

14 

4 

2 

7 

4 

3 

4 



52 
18 

14 

17 
7 



15 
9 

72 

7 

14 

27 
3 

5 
6 



5 

12 

10 
6 



10 

7 

1 

11 
3 



22 

16 



11 
1 

9 

8 



3 

77 
36 

31 

21 

12 



li 
If 

76 

9 

15 

29 

6 

8 

11 

3 

9 
6 

10 

13 
13 



103 

199 

252 

185 

525 
131 

477 
148 

113 

226 

215 

148 

341 

72 

74 

546 
211 

323 

465 

139 

362 
187 

144 

261 

105 

1,555 
621 
428 

602 
284 

137 

616 
393 

1,423 
122 
366 

1,138 
149 
192 
208 

235 

419 
142 

410 

313 
152 

330 



See footnotes at end of table. 



Table III. -- BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN !950 FOR COUNTIES AND THE LARGER CITIES, Continued 





Live Births 


Stillbirths^ 


Deaths 




Live Births 


Still- 
births' 


D.ea 


ths 




Resident 


Recorded 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


MC HENRY 


1,199 


776 


11 


5 


516 


397 


ROCK ISLAND 


3,144 


3,271 


40 


45 


1,244 


1,437 


MC LEAN 
Bloomi ngton 


1,653 
739 


1,925 
1,680 


20 
9 


25 
15 


863 
432 


879 
542 


East Mol i ne 
Mol 1 NE 
Rock Island 


322 
985 

1,095 


4 

2,322 

914 


6 

10 
12 


28 
15 


90 
402 
529 


273 
568 

451 


MACON 


2,389 


2,804 


40 


45 


960 


1,066 


ST. CLAIR 


4,847 


4,495 


57 


58 


2,148 


1,998 


Decatur 


1,629 


2,796 


27 


45 


698 


904 


BELLEV 1 LLE 


967 1,358 


14 


15 


412 


501 


MACOUPIN 


828 


200 


8 


4 


605 


372 


E.St. Louis 


2,029 


2,620 


21 


34 


989 


1,072 


MADISON 
Alton 


4,288 
758 


4,162 
1,666 


78 
14 


81 

37 


1,610 
383 


1,738 
535 


SALINE 

HARR 1 SBURG 


562 
189 


833 
407 


8 
5 


16 
8 


409 
. .141 


413 
164 


Gran i te City 


743 


1,085 


10 


19 


25 2 


244 


SANGAMON 


3,006 3,505 


36 


39 


1,591 


1,791 


MARION 


869 


1,111 


15 


21 


439 


451 


SPR 1 NGFI ELD 


1,796 3,479 


27 


38 


1,073 


1,519 


Central i a 


320 


717 


5 


16 


182 


249 


SCHUYLER 


185 


134 


3 


1 


119 


78 


MARSHALL 


275 


10 


1 


— — 


145 


72' 


SCOTT 


171 


29 


3 


2 


83 


33 


MASON 


305 


27 


6 


1 


159 


82 : 


SHELBY 


527 


377 


8 


6 


297 


246 


MASSAC 


250 


246 


5 


6 


176 


177 


STARK 


189 


6 


— 


82 


35 


MENARD 


201 


28 


2 


— 


116 


61 i 


STEPHENSON 
Freeport 


851 
462 


1,254 
1,229 


10 
3 


21 
21 


466 
282 


532 
434 


MERCER 


362 


208 


5 


3 


203 


151 ! 


TAZEWELL 


1,947 


787 


24 


20 


580 


381 


MONROE 


274 


3 


3 


-- 


135 


75 


PEK 1 N 


494 


773 


10 


17 


207 


212 


MONTGOMERY 


655 


993 


18 


21 


423 


518 


UNION 


366 


378 


9 


10 


203 


447 


MORGAN 


634 


913 


7 


13 


393 


803 


VERMILION 


1,895 


2,106 


30 


33 


1,048 


1,116 


JACKSONV 1 Ll.E 


321 


896 


4 


13 


238 


729 


DANVI LLE 


878 


2,078 


14 


33 


527 


715 


MOULTRIE 


310 


27 


2 


-- 


152 


112 


WABASH 


305 


118 


5 


4 


182 


158 


OGLE 


757 


395 


15 


7 


343 


249 


WARREN 


447 


580 


5 


6 


292 


292 


PEORIA 


4,004 


5,492 


66 


81 


1,760 


2.157 


WASHINGTON 


251 


40 


1 


_- 


164 


123 


PEOR 1 A C 1 TY 


2,478 


5,414 


37 


78 


1,267 


1,486 


WAYNE 


429 


320 


5 


4 


212 


160 


PERRY 


415 


455 


11 


11 


236 


223 


WHITE 


432 


181 


7 


4 


227 


161 


PIATT 


298 


170 


8 


2 


153 


104 


WHITESIDE 


1,302 


1,206 


17 


20 


501 


438 


PIKE 


400 


347 


4 


4 


317 


252 


STERL 1 NG 


328 


847 


5 


17 


154 


209 


POPE 


80 


37 


— 




69 


44 


WILL 

JOLI ET 


2,897 
1,745 


2,859 
2,840 


44 
24 


46 
46 


1,340 
690 


1,332 
908 


PULASKI 


254 


144 


11 


4 


181 


127 


WILLIAMSON 


820 


696 


18 


20 


549 


592 


PUTNAM 


95 


— 


2 


3 


60 


27 


WINNEBAGO 


3,717 


3,638 


58 


59 


1,465 


1,400 


RANDOLPH 


572 


747 


10 


8 


335 


377 


ROCKFORD 


2,065 


3,578 


34 


56 


994 


1,02 7 


RICHLAND 


410 


584 


4 


8 


167 


231 


WOODFORD 


516 


18 


11 


-- 


207 


154 



Note: "Resident" refers to births and deaths among re: 
vhcre the persons concerned may have usually resided. 

-The State totals include 5 live births, 4 stillbirths, and 
■f-Fetus having advanced tc 5th month of u'erogestation 



• idents of the area. "Recorded" refers to the births and deaths that took place in the area, irrespective 
9 deaths for which the specific place of residence within the State was not reported. 



Table IV. 



SUMMARY OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS BY SIX MAJOR REGIONS: ILLINOIS, 1950 





LIVE BIRTHS 


STILLBIRTHS 


DEATHS 




Reco 


rded 


Resident 


Recorded 


Resident 


Recorded 


Resi 


dent 




Number 


Rate* 


Number 


Rate* 


Number 


Rate* 


Number 


Rate* 


Number 


Rate* 


Number 


Rate* 


TOTAL 


186,629 


21 .4 


189.595 


21.7 


3,096 


16.6 


3,040' 


16.0 


91,014 


10.4 


92,215 


10.6 


legion I 


1 1 1 , 950 


21.8 


111,603 


21 .8 


1,941 


17.3 


1,896 


17.0 


52,939 


10.3 


53,844 


10.5 


legion II 


19,458 


21.9 


20,146 


22.6 


286 


14.7 


283 


14.0 


9,704 


10.9 


9,177 


10.3 


legion III 


6,279 


25.1 


5,951 


23.8 


101 


16.1 


90 


15.1 


2,538 


10.1 


2,340 


9.3 


legion IV 


28,001 


20.3 


29,410 


21.3 


401 


14.3 


410 


13.9 


15,031 


10.9 


15,595 


11.3 


legion V 


8,657 


22.3 


9,135 


23.5 


139 


16.1 


135 


14.8 


3,736 


9.6 


3,758 


9.7 


legion VI 


12,284 


18.2 


13,346 


19.7 


228 


18.6 


222 


16.6 


7,066 


10.4 


7,492 


11.1 


Jnspecified 


























place in Illinois 


-- 


-- 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


9 


-- 



'Birth and death rates are per 1,000 population. Stillbirth rates are per 1,000 live births. 



10 



ri1wltti£tati&ticfr 

^BULLETIN 



Table V. -- DEATHS OF ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, 1950 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 

(5th Revision) 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


25-24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


*92,215 


3,596 


4,850 


5,675 


706 


1,380 


7,043 


27,921 


49,480 


21,366 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


*88,040 


3,547 


4,661 


5,331 


596 


1,240 


6,427 


26,652 


47,789 


20,291 


Diseases of infancy, total 


3,936 


3,361 


3,718 


3,807 


30 


12 


51 


32 


4 


965 


Premature birth 


1,710 


1,702 


1,710 


1 ,710 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


388 


Maternal causes, total 


131 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


29 


100 


2 


XXX 


42 


Puerperal septicemia 


41 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


12 


28 


1 


XXX 


16 


Puerperal toxemia 


33 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


8 


25 


-- 


XXX 


8 


Communicable diseases, total 


5,815 


132 


595 


809 


129 


206 


940 


1,734 


1,997 


1,134 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


2,653 


126 


542 


655 


32 


30 


163 


516 


1,257 


643 


Influenza 


108 


2 


15 


17 


1 


3 


2 


10 


75 


50 


Pneumonia 


2,545 


124 


527 


638 


31 


27 


161 


506 


1,182 


593 


Diphtheria 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery— all forms 


22 


-- 


4 


7 


2 


-- 


4 


4 


5 


6 


Encephalitis— infectious 


23 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


1 


5 


10 


4 


6 ■ 


Measles 


8 


-- 


1 


6 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


49 


2 


13 


29 


3 


5 


5 


5 


2 


11 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


22 


-- 


10 


19 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


15 


Poliomyelitis 


129 


— 


1 


13 


41 


25 


47 


3 


-- 


42 


Rheumatic fever 


32 


-- 


— 


-- 


14 


3 


10 


4 


1 


8 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


558 


2 


3 


3 


-- 


7 


41 


296 


211 


95 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


2,215 


1 


9 


52 


26 


131 


644 


868 


494 


274 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2,028 


1 


7 


10 


14 


HI 


593 


82G 


468 


249 


Other communicable diseases 


103 


1 


12 


21 


C 


4 


21 


28 


23 


32 


Accidents— all forms, total 


5,390 


14 


131 


343 


265 


579 


1,066 


1,256 


1,880 


1,647 


Motor vehicle 


2,028 


1 


13 


69 


118 


381 


540 


535 


384 


661 


Home 


] ,702 


8 


97 


21G 


59 


39 


144 


220 


1 ,024 


514 


Occupational 


423 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


35 


141 


205 


41 


156 


Public 


1,237 


5 


21 


58 


87 


124 


241 


296 


431 


316 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,551 


XXX 


XXX 


x/x 


-- 


-- 


3 


127 


1,421 


479 


Cancer 


14,423 


-- 


6 


44 


44 


65 


1,004 


5,887 


7,379 


3,007 


Diabetes 


3,140 


1 


1 


4 


8 


17 


111 


1,090 


1,910 


639 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


3,966 


32 


182 


253 


44 


45 


463 


1,587 


1,574 


798 


Appendicitis 


241 


-- 


-- 


14 


14 


9 


44 


97 


63 


52 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1,332 


-- 


1 


3 


4 


8 


210 


659 


448 


194 


Diarrhsa and enteritis 


250 


24 


141 


168 


5 


3 


12 


29 


33 


62 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


5 84 


4 


2i 


28 


6 


9 


43 


160 


338 


147 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


688 


1 


3 


4 


- 


3 


68 


317 


296 


140 


Goite r — exophthalmic 


157 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


13 


68 


74 


40 


Heart disease, total 


*35,281 


4 


15 


23 


40 


106 


1,659 


10,996 


22,453 


7,708 


Coronary 


*10,786 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


11 


618 


4,560 


5,593 


2,621 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,620 


-- 


— 


2 


20 


46 


339 


612 


601 


400 


Homicide 


406 


1 


2 


7 


6 


54 


213 


104 


22 


45 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


7,643 


2 


9 


22 


9 


15 


223 


1,999 


5,375 


2,160 


Nephritis 


4,715 


-- 


2 


19 


19 


50 


326 


1,267 


3,034 


1,175 


Prostatic disease 


473 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


66 


406 


155 


Suicide 


1,013 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


60 


254 


437 


260 


297 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 
CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


*4,075 
*100 


46 
3 


182 
7 


335 

9 


107 
3 


129 

11 


592 
24 


1,238 

31 


1,672 
19 


1,023 
52 



• Totals include deaths reported with age unknown distributed 
all forms, total, I; Motor vehicle, 1; Heart disease, total, 4; Coron; 



as follow 
ry, 2; All 



i: Deaths, all ages 
other' known cause 



•- till causeo, 10; Selected causes of death, 5; Accidents- 
2; and Cause as yet unassigncd, 3. 



1950 Series Nos. 1-4 

Table VI -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDKNTS OF Till': CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, 1950 



11 









(Prov 


sipnal Keport) 














TOTAL 






A 


G E A T 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - £4 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


{5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


yea rs 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


*53,844 


2,051 


2,740 


i, 189 


)63 


748 


4,724 


19,065 


25, 752 


3,187 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


"51,605 


2,028 


2,634 


2,996 


302 


673 


4,314 


18,312 


25,006 


3,043 


Diseases of infancy, total 


2,244 


1,912 


2,104 


2,150 


19 


10 


39 


24 


2 


176 


Premature birth 


9 SO 


974 


980 


980 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


65 


Maternal causes, total 


74 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


17 


55 


2 


XXX 


7 


Puerperal septicemia 


24 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


8 


15 


1 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal toxemia 


17 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


6 


11 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


3,703 


87 


349 


•1 / 4 


73 


147 


718 


1,241 


1,050 


162 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


1,544 


84 


<2l 


■; 6 


17 


19 


114 


366 


642 


96 


Influenza 


2 6 


1 


4 


4 


1 


1 


1 


5 


14 


5 


Pneumonia 


1,518 


83 


317 


382 


16 


18 


113 


3 G 1 


628 


91 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery — all forms 


17 


-- 


4 


5 


1 


-- 


4 


4 


3 


2 


Encephalitis — infectious 


15 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


5 


7 


1 


-- 


Measles 


6 


-- 


-- 


5 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Meningitis — meningococcus 


32 


1 


10 


19 


3 


3 


2 


4 


1 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Poliomyelitis 


02 


-- 


-- 


5 


22 


8 


26 


1 


— 


9 


Rheumatic fever 


13 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


G 


2 


-- 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


316 


-- 


— 


- 


-T 


1 


23 


180 


112 


16 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


1,650 


1 


7 


■12 


22 


111 


520 


664 


285 


37 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,51b 


1 


7 


1 5 


13 


93 


484 


641 


272 


37 


Other communicable diseases 


45 


1 


5 


7 


4 


3 


12 


13 


G 


1 


Accidents — all forms, total 


"2,615 


7 


59 


1G0 


108 


241 


544 


755 


b06 


256 


Motor vehicle 


*967 


-- 


i 


24 


49 


148 


252 


306 


187 


115 


Home 


761 


3 


46 


108 


2 


23 


82 


145 


383 


73 


Occupational 


180 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1J 


49 


106 


14 


18 


Public 


707 


4 


10 




39 


59 


161 


19E 


222 


50 


Arteriosclerosis 


664 


X X X 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


72 


590 


43 


Cancer 


8,843 


-- 


2 


27 


29 


34 


655 


4,019 


4,079 


497 


Diabetes 


1,923 


-- 


— 


1 


3 


4 


72 


771 


1,072 


96 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


2,489 


19 


104 


143 


24 


2 7 


330 


1,107 


858 


123 


Appendicitis 


147 


-- 


-- 


7 


9 


5 


31 


64 


31 


8 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


939 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


5 


172 


496 


263 


34 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


137 


14 


84 


99 


2 


1 


7 


17 


11 


15 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


330 


3 


13 


19 


5 


6 


20 


108 


172 


19 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


43 7 


1 


3 


4 


-- 


2 


46 


211 


174 


23 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


76 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


8 


40 


26 


7 


Heart disease, total 


*21,415 


2 


9 


13 


27 


81 


1,221 


7,835 


12,237 


1,170 


Coronary 


*5,915 


.._ 


1 


1 


1 


8 


402 


2,925 


2,577 


383 


Chronic rheumatic 


919 


-- 


-- 


2 


13 


37 


239 


402 


226 


67 


Homicide 


304 


1 


2 


3 


3 


40 


162 


82 


14 


11 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


3,819 


-- 


4 


12 


3 


6 


136 


1,228 


2,434 


260 


Nephritis 


2,640 


-- 


1 


13 


12 


25 


224 


843 


1,523 


167 


Prostatic disease 


233 


-- 


-- 


- 


-- 


-- 


1 


43 


189 


18 


Suicide 


563 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


39 


147 


250 


126 


50 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


*2,203 


23 


105 


192 


60 


69 


.400 


739 


742 


137 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


i 3 6 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


6 


,, 10 


14 


4 


7 



'-Totals include deaths reported with 
all forms, total, 1; Motor vehicle. 1; Heart 



nge unknown distributed as follows: Deaths 
disease, total, 1; Coronary, 1, and All other 



s -- all causes, 3, Selected causes of death, 2; Aecidents- 
iiuscs, 1 . 



12 



Table VII. 



^BULLETIN 

DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, 1950 



(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


* 9,177 


380 


530 


650 


"95 


155 


564 


2,093 


5,618 


3,802 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


* 8,684 


372 


506 


504 


82 


138 


507 


1,961 


5,391 


3,586 


Diseases of infancy, total 


422 


352 


400 


411 


3 


1 


5 


1 


1 


171 


Premature birth 


155 


155 


155 


155 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


XXX 


67 


Maternal causes, total 


12 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


7 


-- 


xxx 


6 


Puerperal septicemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


xxx 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


4 


— 


xxx 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


496 


11 


64 


102 


25 


15 


50 


105 


199 


202 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


281 


10 


56 


73 


8 


2 


12 


40 


146 


118 


Influenza 


19 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


14 


9 


Pneumonia 


262 


10 


54 


71 


8 


2 


11 


38 


132 


109 


Diphtheria 


_. 


__ 


__ 





__ 


— 


— 


— 


-_ 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


4 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


— 


— 


— 


1 


4 


Encephalitis — infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


Measles 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


Meningitis — meningococcus 


3 


1 


1 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


2 


Poliomyelitis 


36 


-- 


1 


7 


10 


8 


10 


1 


-- 


17 


Rheumatic fever 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


t- 


2 


1 


-- 


3 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


40 


-- 


- 


-- 


— 


1 


2 


22 


15 


10 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


106 


-- 


1 


5 


3 


4 


23 


36 


35 


39 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


85 


-- 


- 


-- 


1 


4 


19 


29 


32 


28 


Other communicable diseases 


16 


— 


4 


8 


-- 


- 


1 


5 


2 


7 


Accidents — all forms, total 


626 


2 


17 


50 


i A 


81 


111 


104 


246 


295 


Motor vehicle 


240 


-- 


2 


13 


13 


5 / 


70 


^6 


41 


109 


Home 


219 


2 


13 


27 


13 


i 


14 


15 


147 


106 


Occupational 


45 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


13 


18 


9 


22 


Public 


122 


-- 


2 


10 


8 


16 


14 


25 


49 


58 


Arteriosclerosis 


184 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


1 


10 


173 


80 


Cancer 


1,441 


-- 


-- 


6 


4 


4 


105 


467 


855 


532 


Diabetes 


308 


1 


1 


1 


1 


3 


12 


72 


219 


113 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


378 


6 


23 


30 


7 


g 


32 


114 


186 


143 


Appendicitis 


25 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


2 


5 


6 


9 


10 


Cirrlosis of the liver 


97 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


11 


37 


48 


37 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


32 


4 


18 


21 


2 


2 


1 


1 


5 


16 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


65 


1 


3 


3 


-- 


1 


5 


13 


43 


26 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


64 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


26 


34 


19 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


20 


-- 


— 


— 


- 


-- 


1 


6 


13 


8 


Heart disease, total 


* 3,254 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


3 


105 


753 


2,389 


1,392 


Coronary 


* 1,289 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


i 


53 


452 


782 


518 


Chronic rheumatic 


148 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


i 


26 


47 


73 


58 


Homicide 


15 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


6 


2 


3 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


899 


-- 


1 


3 


2 


4 


24 


180 


686 


378 


Nephritis 


466 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


4 


27 


90 


343 


190 


Prostatic disease 


58 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


6 


52 


28 


Suicide 


105 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


6 


21 


51 


26 


45 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


476 


8 


22 


43 


13 


17 


52 


130 


221 


202 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


* 17 


-- 


2 


3 


-- 


"" 


5 


2 


6 


14 



'■■Totals include deaths reported with age unknown 
total, 1; Coronary, 1; and Cause as yet unassigned, 1. 



distributed as follows: Deaths, all ages 



all causes. 2; Selected causes of death, 1; Heart disease. 



13 



Table VIII. --DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 1950 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


u n d e r 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


2,340 


97 


131 


154 


18 


46 


172 


649 


1,301 


726 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,206 


95 


122 


142 


15 


41 


159 


606 


1,243 


686 


Diseases of infancy, total 


114 


93 


106 


111 


2 


-_ 


-- 


1 


-- 


41 


Premature birth 


38 


38 


38 


38 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


9 


Maternal causes, total 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


-- 


i 


2 


-- 


xxx 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


xxx 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


-- 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


- 


... 


— 


-- 


xxx 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


147 


2 


11 


15 


4 


6 


21 


45 


56 


30 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


89 


2 


10 


13 


1 


1 


7 


26 


41 


18 


Influenza 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


_- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


Pneumonia 


88 


2 


10 


13 


1 


1 


7 


25 


41 


17 


Diphtheria 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 





__ 


__ 


__ 


Dysentery— all forms 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 





__ 


_- 





__ 


__ 


Encephalitis— infectious 












— ■ 










Measles 


-- 


__ 


__ 


„_ 


__ 


__ 


._ 


__ 


__ 


_- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


2 


__ 


1 


1 


__ 


1 


„ 


__ 


__ 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


__ 





1 


__ 


__ 


__ 


„- 


..- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


4 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


1 


1 


— 


— 


1 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


__ 


— 


— 


-- 


Syphilis 


12 


- 


-- 


- 


- 


— 


1 


8 


3 


1 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


37 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-_ 


2 


12 


11 


12 


7 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


36 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


12 


11 


11 


7 


Other communicable diseases 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


" 


- 


-- 


1 


Accidents— all forms, total 


155 


-- 


3 


7 


4 


17 


30 


30 


67 


41 


Motor vehicle 


64 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


11 


18 


16 


16 


20 


Home 


55 


-- 


2 


4 


2 


1 


3 


5 


40 


11 


Occupational 


13 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


-- 


3 


5 


3 


2 


6 


Public 


23 


— 


- 


2 


- 


2 


4 


5 


9 


4 


Arteriosclerosis 


73 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


-- 


-- 


_.. 


10 


63 


23 


Cancer 


389 


— 


-- 


1 


3 


7 


27 


147 


204 


136 


Diabetes 


60 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


4 


16 


39 


19 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


98 


__ 


2 


4 


__ 


4 


11 


44 


35 


21 


Appendicitis 


6 


_. 


__ 


__ 


__ 


1 


2 


2 


1 


3 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


46 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


1 


5 


26 


14 


9 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


6 


_- 


2 


4 


__ 


... 


— 


2 


-_ 


3 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


14 


— 


— 


__ 


__ 


2 


__ 


2 


10 


... 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


11 


__ 


-- 


— 


__ 


.._ 


— 


7 


4 


2 


Goite r — exophthalmic 


4 


-- 


-- 




— 


... 


1 


1 


2 


— 


Heart disease, total 


778 


_.. 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


34 


226 


516 


241 


Coronary 


270 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


17 


90 


163 


96 


Chronic rheumatic 


86 


- 


— 


~ 


1 


- 


10 


40 


35 


16 


Homicide 


10 


__ 


-_ 


— 


— 


1 


6 


3 


-- 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


196 


-- 


-- 


— 


... 


1 


7 


39 


149 


73 


Nephritis 


120 


-- 


— 


3 


1 


1 


5 


25 


85 


36 


Prostatic disease 


24 


__ 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


4 


20 


8 


Suicide 


35 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


— 


2 


11 


15 


7 


13 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


132 


2 


9 


12 


3 


5 


13 


41 


58 


38 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


2 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


! 


2 



14 






Table IX. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 1950 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


D E A T H 




— — — — — 


IN 


CAUSE 
(5th Revision) 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


*15,595 


604 


788 


906 


123 


209 


820 


3,352 


10,181 


7,967 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


"14,860 


596 


769 


865 


107 


189 


750 


3,160 


9,787 


7,578 


Diseases of infancy, total 


661 


574 


631 


646 


4 


1 


5 


4 


1 


333 


Premature birth 


305 


305 


305 


305 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


142 


Maternal causes, total 


23 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


20 


— 


XXX 


18 


Puerperal septicemia 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


8 


— 


XXX 


8 


Puerperal toxemia 


6 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


- 


1 


5 


- 


XXX 


4 


Communicable diseases, total 


799 


19 


91 


111 


14 


18 


68 


178 


410 


403 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


425 


18 


84 


96 


3 


7 


15 


48 


256 


237 


Influenza 


33 


-- 


5 


5 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


26 


23 


Pneumonia 


392 


18 


79 


91 


3 


6 


15 


47 


230 


214 


Diphtheria 


1 


_- 


-- 


1 


_- 


-_ 


__ 


__ 


-_ 


__ 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


_- 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


2 


2 


4 


Measles 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


__ 


.._ 


— 


-- 


1 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


4 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


2 


-- 


— 


4 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


6 


... 


3 


5 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


6 


Poliomyelitis 


17 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


5 


8 


1 


-- 


9 


Rheumatic fever 


8 


-- 


-- 


_.. 


5 


1 


1 


-- 


1 


4 


Scarlet fever 






















Syphilis 


105 


1 




1 


-- 


2 


5 


46 


51 


35 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


202 


-- 


_- 


1 


-- 


3 


32 


76 


90 


91 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


183 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


30 


68 


83 


86 


Other communicable diseases 


25 


-- 


3 


4 


1 


-- 


5 


5 


10 


12 


Accidents — all forms, total 


1,070 


1 


24 


62 


64 


119 


183 


189 


453 


606 


Motor vehicle 


414 


-- 


4 


18 


32 


81 


106 


96 


81 


245 


Home 


386 


1 


16 


35 


7 


7 


22 


31 


284 


192 


Occupational 


84 


xxx 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


8 


28 


35 


12 


58 


Public 


186 


— 


4 


9 


24 


23 


27 


27 


76 


111 


Arteriosclerosis 


339 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


— 


14 


325 


175 


Cancer 


2,200 


-- 


1 


4 


4 


6 


119 


708 


1,359 


1,081 


Diabetes 


510 


-- 


— 


— 


3 


4 


12 


130 


361 


253 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


530 


2 


18 


30 


7 


1 


47 


156 


289 


262 


Appendicitis 


30 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


4 


8 


15 


12 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1Z9 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


9 


49 


69 


60 


Diarrheal and enteritis 


28 


2 


11 


1* 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


1 


5 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


106 


-- 


3 


4 


1 


— 


9 


21 


71 


64 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


84 


— 


- 


- 


... 


— 


10 


29 


45 


39 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


43 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


2 


15 


26 


19 


Heart disease, total 


*5,899 


-_ 


1 


4 


6 


13 


152 


1,229 


4,493 


2,952 


Coronary 


2,103 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


83 


670 


1,349 


1,029 


Chronic rheumatic 


273 


-- 


- 


-- 


3 


6 


30 


66 


168 


155 


Homicide 


35 


— 


-- 


3 


1 


3 


18 


8 


2 


15 


Intra cranial le sions of vase ular origin 


1,581 


-- 


2 


3 


1 


1 


36 


301 


1,239 


826 


Nephritis 


883 


-- 


1 


2 


3 


10 


41 


143 


684 


45 7 


Prostatic disease 


97 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


7 


90 


61 


Suicide 


190 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


10 


47 


78 


55 


117 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


* 717 


8 


19 


41 


14 


17 


67 


187 


390 


376 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


*18 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


3 


5 


4 


13 



'Totals include deaths reported with age unknown distributed as 
total, 2; All other known causes, 1; and Cause as yet unassigned, 1. 



follows: Deaths, all ages -- all causes, 4; Selected causes of death, 2; Heart disease, 



1950 Series Nos. 1-4 

Tabic X. -- DEATHS AMONG 



:SIDENTS OF THE KAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 



15 



950 









(Prov 


sional Rep 


ort) 














TOTAL 






A 


C, E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages—all causes 


* 3,758 


198 


258 


311 


i'i 


93 


322 


1,084 


1,914 


I. ,14? 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,587 


194 


250 


292 


31 


85 


298 


1,032 


1,849 


1,094 


Diseases of infancy, total 


204 


184 


200 


204 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


57 


Premature birth 


108 


107 


108 


108 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


27 


Maternal causes, total 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


J 


-- 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


XXX 


-- 


Puerperal toxemia 


O 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


- 


-- 


2 


— 


xxx 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


213 


6 


25 


37 


4 


7 


41 


69 


60 


56 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


92 


6 


22 


30 


2 


1 


8 


15 


36 


35 


Influenza 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


Pneumonia 


87 


6 


22 


30 


2 


-- 


8 


14 


33 


35 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery — all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


__ 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Encephalitis — infectious 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


Measles 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


2 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


5 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


2 


— 


— 


3 


Rheumatic fever 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


__ 


— 


-- 


Syphilis 


31 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


4 


18 


9 


6 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


79 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


5 


26 


33 


14 


10 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


74 


~ 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


24 


32 


13 


9 


Other communicable diseases 


3 


- 


- 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


Accidents — all forms, total 


332 


3 


14 


31 


18 


50 


70 


69 


94 


109 


Motor vehicle 


139 


-- 


2 


7 


5 


37 


33 


35 


22 


49 


Home 


108 


2 


11 


21 


7 


5 


11 


10 


54 


36 


Occupational 


2 7 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


13 


11 


3 


7 


Public 


58 


1 


1 


1 


6 


8 


13 


13 


15 


17 


Arteriosclerosis 


63 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


4 


59 


26 


Cancer 


54i 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


2 


45 


218 


273 


169 


Diabetes 


129 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


5 


5 


45 


73 


43 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


177 


1 


9 


13 


3 


3 


22 


71 


65 


66 


Appendicitis 


8 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


4 


2 


3 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


67 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


1 


11 


31 


23 


25 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


13 


-- 


6 


8 


1 


_- 


_- 


. 1 


3 


4 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


23 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


-_ 


7 


15 


8 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


34 


-- 


- 


-- 


-- 


— 


5 


19 


10 


15 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


3 


— 


-- 


-- 


- 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


-- 


Heart disease, total 


1,279 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


3 


60 


366 


847 


365 


Coronary 


331 


-- 


... 


-- 


-- 


-- 


23 


139 


169 


84 


Chronic rheumatic 


51 


— 


-- 


- 


2 


- 


13 


20 


16 


14 


Homicide 


20 


-- 


-- 


1 


.._ 


5 


11 


3 


-- 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


354 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


1 


11 


98 


240 


110 


Nephritis 


193 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


14 


66 


108 


57 


Prostatic disease 


14 


-- 


-- 


__ 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


12 


3 


Suicide 


52 


xxx 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


14 


20 


16 


27 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


162 


2 


6 


17 


2 


6 


24 


51 


62 


46 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


* 9 


2 


2 


2 


-- 


2 


— 


1 


3 


2 



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16 



rffealifiSkutottc* 

^BULLETIN 



Table XI. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, 1950 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,492 


266 


402 


464 


74 


129 


441 


1,672 


4,712 


4,542 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


7,090 


262 


380 


432 


59 


114 


399 


1,575 


4,511 


4,304 . 


Diseases of infancy, total 


291 


246 


277 


285 


2 


— 


2 


2 


-- 


187 


Premature birth 


124 


123 


124 


124 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


78 


Maternal causes, total 


11 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


11 


-- 


XXX 


7 


Puerperal septicemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal toxemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


- 


3 


- 


XXX 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


451 


7 


55 


70 


9 


13 


42 


95 


222 


281 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


221 


6 


49 


57 


1 


-- 


7 


20 


136 


139 


Influenza 


24 


1 


4 


6 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


lb 


12 


Pneumonia 


197 


5 


45 


51 


1 


- 


7 


20 


118 


127 


Diphtheria 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


__ 


Dysentery — all forms 


1 


__ 


-- 


__ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


Encephalitis — infectious 


2 


__ 


-- 


__ 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


Measles 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


Meningitis — meningococcus 


5 


-- 


__ 


2 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


4 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


7 


-- 


3 


5 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


Poliomyelitis 


5 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


Rheumatic fever 


2 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


1 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Syphilis 


54 


1 


2 


2 


- 


D 


6 


22 


21 


27 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


141 


__ 


1 


;j 


1 


6 


25 


48 


58 


90 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


132 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


5 


24 


45 


57 


82 


Other communicable diseases 


13 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


3 


4 


4 


10 


Accidents — all forms, total 


5!9 


1 


14 


33 


37 


71 


128 


106 


214 


340 


Motor vehicle 


204 


1 


1 


6 


1 7 


47 


01 


36 


37 


123 


Home 


173 


-- 


9 


21 


10 


-- 


12 


14 


116 


96 


Occupational 


74 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


8 


33 


.32 


1 


45 


Public 


138 


-- 


4 


C 


10 


16 


22 


24 


60 


76 


Arteriosclerosis 


228 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


-- 


I 7 


211 


132 


Cancer 


1,009 


-- 


2 


3 


4 


12 


S3 


328 


609 


592 


Diabetes 


210 


-- 


- 


2 


— 


-- 


6 


56 


146 


115 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


293 


4 


26 


33 


3 


1 


21 


94 


141 


183 


Appendicitis 


25 


-- 


-- 


3 


1 


1 


2 


13 


5 


16 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


54 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


20 


31 


29 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


34 


4 


20 


22 


-- 


-- 


1 


4 


7 


19 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


46 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


-- 


9 


9 


27 


30 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


57 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


- 


4 


24 


29 


42 


Goite r — exophthalmic 


11 


~ 


- 


— 


- 


— 


1 


5 


5 


6 


Heart disease, total 


2,653 


2 


4 


4 


1 


6 


87 


586 


1,969 


1,588 


Coronary 


876 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


40 


283 


552 


511 


Chronic rheumatic 


143 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


2 


21 


37 


83 


90 


Homicide 


22 


__ 


__ 


__ 


1 


2 


10 


6 


3 


10 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


794 


2 


2 


2 


1 


2 


9 


153 


627 


513 


Nephritis 


413 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


6 


15 


100 


291 


268 


Prostatic disease 


47 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


4 


43 


37 


Suicide 


68 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


._ 


1 


14 


23 


30 


45 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


384 


3 


20 


29 


15 


15 


36 


90 


199 


224 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


18 


1 


2 


3 


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-- 


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7 


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CRUDE AND STANDARDIZED MORTALITY RATES FOR SELECTED CAUSES OF 
DEATH, ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: 1940 AND 1949 



Int. List No. 


CRUDE* 


AGE -ADJUSTED* 


5th Revision 


1949 


1940 


1949 


1940 




10.9 


11.2 


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90-95 


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351 


344 


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332 


315 


287 


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135 


130 


119 


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ENTIRE STATE 

All causes 
Heart disease 
Cancer 
Intracranial lesions 

of vascular origin 
Nephritis 
Tuberculosis 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 
Diabetes 
Accidents (except motor 

vehicle) 
Motor vehicle accidents 
Pneumonia 

Cirrhosis of the liver 
Arteriosclerosis 

DOWNSTATE 

All causes 
Heart disease 
Cancer 
Intracranial lesions 

of vascular origin 
Nephritis 
Tuberculosis 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 
Diabetes 
Accidents (except motor 

vehicle) 
Motor vehicle accidents 
Pneumonia 

Cirrhosis of the liver 
Arteriosclerosis 

CHICAGO 

All causes 
Heart disease 
Cancer 
Intracranial lesions 

of vascular origin 
Nephritis 
Tuberculosis 
Pulmonary tuberculosis 
Diabetes 
Accidents (except motor 

vehicle) 
Motor vehicle accidents 
Pneumonia 

Cirrhosis of the liver 
Arteriosclerosis 

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OR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS 



POPULATION - I960 CENSUS 



STATE OF ILLINOIS 8,712,176 

REGION 1 - CHICAGO METROPOLITAN 
REGION TOTAL 5,127,212 

,508,792 
51,176 
17,580 
15.484 
15,777 

,606,436 
24,369 
67,195 
14,975 
18,771 
73,030 
10,515 
14,946 
20,636 
1 1,950 
27,409 
13,109 
63,175 
16,543 
1 1,067 
14,821 
18.184 
12,545 

154,599 
I 1,868 
21,204 
11,574 

150,388 
50.508 
43,534 

179.097 
16,767 
39,099 

134,336 
52,460 



Cook County 4 

Berwyn 

Blue Island 

Brookfield 

Calumet City 

Chicago 3 

Chicago Heights 

Cicero 

Des Plaines 

Elmwood Park 

Evanston 

Evergreen Park 

Forest Park 

Harvey 

La Grange 

May wood 

Melrose Park 

Oak Park 

Park Ridge 

River Forest 

Skokie 

Wilmette . . . . '. 

Winnetka 

Du Page County 

Downers Grove 

Elmhurst 

Wheaton 

Kane County 

Aurora 

Elgin 

Lake County 

Highland Park 

Waukegan 

Will County 

Joliet 



REGION 2 - NORTHERN 

REGION TOTAL 890,111 

Boone County 17.070 

Bureau County 37,711 

Carroll County 18,976 

De Kalb County 40,781 

De Kalb City 11,567 

Grundy County 19,217 

Henry County 46,492 

Kewanee 16.770 

Jo Daviess County 21,459 

Kankakee County 73,524 

Kankakee City 25,873 

Kendall County 12,115 

La Salle County 100,610 

La Salle City 12,023 

Ottawa 16,951 

Streator 16,442 

Lee County 36,451 

Dixon 11,532 

Mc Henry County 50,656 

Ogle County 33,429 

Putnam County 4,746 

Rock Island County 133,558 

East Moline 13,896 

Moline 37,296 

Rock Island City 48,594 

Stephenson County 41,595 

Freeport 22,425 

Whiteside County 49,336 

Sterling 12,761 

Winnebago County 152,385 

Rockford 92,503 



REGION 3 - PEORIA METROPOLITAN 
REGION TOTAL 250,512 

Peoria County 174,347 

Peoria City 111,523 

Tazewell County 76,165 

Pekin 21,912 




Mc Donough County 28 

Macomb 10 

Mc Lean County 76 

Bloomington 34 

Macon County 98 

Decatur 67 

Macoupin County 44 

Marshall County 13 

Mason County 15 

Menard County 9 

Mercer County 17 

Montgomery County 32 

Morgan County 35 

Jacksonville 20 

Moultrie County 13 

Piatt County 13 

Pike County 22 

Sangamon County 131 

Springfield 80 

Schuyler County 9 

Scott County 7 

Shelby County 24 

Stark County 8 

Vermilion County 87 

Danville 37 

Warren County 21 

Monmouth 10 

Woodford County 21 



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POPULATION 



REGION 5 - E.ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN 

REGION TOTAL 388,302 

Madison County 182,307 

Alton 32,176 

Collin svillc 11 ,907 

Granite City 29,139 

Wood River 10,217 

St Clair County 205,995 

Belleville 32,701 

E . St. Louis 8 1 , 950 



REGION 4 - CENTRAL 

REGION TOTAL 1.379,478 

Adam- County 64 , 690 

Qui nry 41,402 

Brown County 7,132 

Calhoun County 6,898 

Cass County 15,097 

Champaign County 106,100 

Champaign City 39,397 

Urbana 22,995 

Christian County 38,816 

Clark County 17.362 

Coles County 40,328 

Mattoon 17,993 

Cumberland County 10,496 

De Witt County 16,894 

Douglas County 16,706 

Edgar County 23,407 

Ford County 15,901 

Fulton County 43,716 

Canton 1 1,910 

Greene County 18,852 

Hancock County 25,790 

Henderson County 8,416 

Iroquois County 32,348 

Jersey County 15,264 

Knox County 54,366 

Galesburg 31,357 

Livingston County 37,809 

Logan County 30,671 

Lincoln 14,344 



REGION 6 —SOUTHERN- 
REGION TOTAL 

Alexander County .. 

Cairo 

Bond County 

Clay County 

Clinton County 

Crawford County ... 
Edwards County ... 
Effingham County .. 

Fayette County 

Franklin County.... 

W . Frankfort 

Gallatin County .... 
Hamilton County ... 

Hardin County 

Jackson County 

Carhondale 

Jasper County 

Jefferson County.. 

Mt. Vernon 

Johnson County 

Lawrence County... 
Marion County 

Centralia 

Massac County 

Monroe County 

Perry County 

Pope County 

Pulaski County 

Randolph County 
Richland County 
Saline County 

HarrisbUrg 
Union County 
Wabash County 
Washington County 

Wayne County 

White County 

Williamson County 

Marion 



676,561 

20,316 
12,217 
14,157 
17,445 
22,594 
21,137 

9,056 
21,675 
24,582 
48,685 
1 1,251 

9,818 
12,256 

7,530 
38,124 
10,911 
12.266 
35,892 
15,563 

8,729 
20,539 
41,700 
13,814 
13,594 
13,282 
21,684 

5,779 
13.639 
31,673 







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1951 Series, Nos. 1 - 4 



Springfield, Illinois 



September 1, 1952 



BER OF BIRTHS IN 1951 



A record number of babies were born to 
Illinois residents during 1951. The provisional 
total of 200,581 live births exceeded the previ- 
ous high established in 1947 by 5,253, although 
the birth rate of 24.2 per thousand population 
set in 1947 was not equalled. Since 1946 the live 
birthrate has been greater than 22 per thousand 
each year except 1950, when it dropped slightly 
to 21.7. The 1951 rate of 22.6 is second only to 
the 1947 record rate. The effect of the high 
birth rates in recent years is better appreciated 
when we realize that in thesixyears, 1946-1951, 
there were 1,133,429 babies born to Illinois 
parents. These children now constitute about one 
eighth of our population. 

The figure of 197,923 births recorded as 
occurring in Illinois is 2,658 less than the num- 
ber of babies born to Illinois parents during the 
year. This sizeable difference arises from the 
fact that many Illinois mothers living near the 
border of the State use the nearby hospital fa- 
cilities in Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. The 
trend in births recorded in Illinois since 1940 
is shown in Chart A. 

The record number of live births in 1951 
was accompanied by further small reductions 
in maternal and infant mortality rates. Table 1 
shows the 1951 provisional rates as compared 
to 1950, a year with an excellent mortality ex- 
perience, and with 1940 the prior census year. 

The small improvement in infant and ma- 
ternal mortality indicated for 1951 over 1950 
takes on significance because the mortality rates 
from maternal and infant causes in recent years 
have been so low that any additional reduction 
becomes exceptionally difficult. Health agencies 
and the medical profession are continuing to 

Table 1. -- INFANT. MATERNAL. AND FETAL MORTALITY RATES: 
ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1951, 1950, AND 1940 

(Rates per 1 ,000 live births) 





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123 


0.6 


129 


0.7 


359 


2.9 


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1,777 


8.9 


1,713 


9.0 


1,514 


12.1 


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3,776 


18.8 


3,580 


18.9 


2,978 


23.9 


Infant deaths 


5,016 


25.0 


4,855 


25.6 


4,355 


34.9 


Stillbirths 


3,204 


16.0 


3,116 


16.4 


3>158 


25.3 



wage a successful campaign to save the lives of 
mothers and infants, and every baby saved may 
look forward to the greater probability of reach- 
ing a ripe old age before falling prey to a fatal 
disease. The lengthening of life is resulting in 
a great number of people over 65 years of age, 
so it is increasingly important to bolster the 
size of the labor force by further reduction of 
mortality and disability in the young people. For 
the next decade there will be fewer in the age 
span 20 to 30 years of age than there have been 
for a long time while the number of younger and 
older people will be greater than ever. 

The leading causes of death in 1951, are 
the same as those that claimed the most lives 
in 1950, and with a few exceptions little change 
in the rates is noticeable. 

Tuberculosis mortality reached an all time 
low of 21.3 per 100,000 in 1951, a 16 per cent 
decrease from the 1950 figure and a 54 percent 
decrease from the 1940 rate of 46.7. The re- 
duced tuberculosis mortality is the reward of 
many years of anti-tuberculosis effort recently 
intensified both incase finding and in treatment. 
The mobile x-ray surveys have led to the find- 
ing of tuberculosis in its early stages oftener. 
Effective treatment of early tuberculosis is sav- 
ing the lives of these patients and at the same 
time preventing them from giving their infection 
to others. The success of the anti-tuberculosis 
work as recorded in the lowering of mortality 
offers real hope that in another decade tuber- 
culosis will no longer be among the ten leading 
causes of death. 

The cardio-vascular-renal group of dis- 
eases caused about the same mortality in 1951 
as in 1950. Crude death rates for arterioscle- 
rosis, heart disease, and intracranial lesions of 
vascular origin increased while the rate for ne- 
phritis dropped, continuing a trend observed 
over the past few years. Again the increases in 
the crude rates for heart disease, and arterio- 
sclerosis were no more, if as much, than was 
to be expected in an ever increasing population 
in the older age groups. A similar situation 



*19S1 figures are provisional. 



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STATE OF ILLINOIS 

ADLAI E. STEVENSON 
GOVERNOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

ROLAND R. CROSS, M.D. 
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exists for cancer whose rate in 1951 was only 
a little higher than the 1950 rate. 

Mortality was slightly higher for fatal ac- 
cidents and for diabetes in 1951, while all other 
principal causes of death were generally lower, 
with the exception of diseases peculiar to early 



infancy. These latter were more numerous as 
a result of the greater number of babies and 
children, not because the diseases pose any ad- 
ditional threat. 

Influenza and pneumonia rates were slight- 
ly lower, bearing witness to the efficacy of 
treatment and the absence of an epidemic. 
Deaths from all other communicable diseases 
also fell off, and as a whole were about eight 
percent fewer in 1951 than in 1950. Not a single 
resident of Illinois died from paratyphoid fever, 
rabies, smallpox, tularemia, or undulant fever 
during the year. This is the fourth consecutive 
year in which not one case of smallpox was re- 
ported and the thirteenth consecutive ye a r in 
which no smallpox death occurred. However, 
the one death from diphtheria, and the four from 
typhoid fever in 1951 constitute a reproach be- 
cause of their complete preventability. Chicken- 
pox, malaria, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 
and scarlet fever each caused one death while 
mumps caused two deaths in 1951. 

In order that the changes in the force of 
mortality may be more clearly seen, Table 3 
shows the leading causes of death in 1951 for 



Table 2. -- NUMBER OF RESIDENT DEATHS AND MORTALITY RATESFOR PRINCIPAL CAUSES: 

ILLINOIS, 1950 AND 1951 



Cause Group 


Int. List 
No. 


N u m 


b e r 


R a 


t e* 












5th Rev. 


1951** 


1950 


1951** 


1950 


All causes 




93,017 


92,260 


10.5 


10.6 


Heart disease 


90-95 


35,970 


35,311 


405.7 


404.4 


Cancer 


45-55 


14,754 


14,430 


166.4 


165.3 


Intracranial lesions 












of vascular drigin 


83 


8,000 


7,648 


90.2 


37.6 


Motor vehicle accidents 


170 


1,994 


2,050 


22.5 


23.5 


Other accidents 


169, 171-195 


3,647 


3,364 


41.1 


38.5 


Nephritis 


130-132 


4,439 


4,720 


50.1 


54.1 


Diseases of infancy 


157-161 


4,140 


3,950 


46.7 


45.2 


Diabetes mellitus 


61 


, 3,200 


3,140 


36.1 


36.0 


Pneumonia and influenza 


33, 107-109 


2,654 


2,657 


29.9 


30.4 


Tuberculosis, all forms 


13-22 


1,890 


2,221 


21.3 


25.4 


Arteriosclerosis 


97 


1,626 


1,552 


18.3 


17.8 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


1,292 


1,333 


14.6 


15.3 


All other causes 


Residual 


9,411 


9,884 


106.1 


113.2 



*Rates are per 1.000 mid year estimated population for All Causes and per 100,000 for selected cause groups. 
* * 1 95 1 figures are provisional. 



1951 Series, Nos. 1-4 



six broad age groups together with their age 
specific rates as compared to 1940. The com- 
parison of the specific rates shows up which 
diseases have been successfully controlled and 
which diseases present the greatest challenge. 

For children under five years oi age, the 
leading causes of death for 1951 rank virtually 
the same as in 1940. However, the mortality 
rate for each di s e a s e , except cancer, shows 
marked improvement. The 19 5 1 specific rate 
for all causes is 32 per cent lower than 1940, 
with the greatest gains being made among the 
communicable diseases. Tuberculosis is 55 
per cent lower, acute respiratory diseases are 
49 per ce.it lower, and all other communicable 
diseases are 70 per cent lower. Deaths from 
diarrhea and enteritis are down 53 per cent and 
mortality due to heart disease shows a 42 per 
cent reduction among these young children. 

The group aged 5-14 years has had re- 
markable reduction in mortality except for 
deaths caused by poliomyelitis, cancer, ancTdis- 
eases of infancy. The group as a whole has ex- 
perienced a 47 per cent decrease in the risk of 
death. The greatest gain was against the dis- 
eases of the digestive system group (83 per 
cent). In 1940, there were 107 deaths from ap- 
pendicitis, while only 10 such deaths were re- 



ported in 1951. The communicable diseases (ex- 
clusive of polio, respiratory diseases, and tu- 
berculosis) are down 79 per cent, tuberculosis 
deaths are reduced 74 per cent, and the acute 
respiratory diseases are 48 percent less. 
Deaths due to heart disease have decreased by 
78 per cent, and fatal accidents, the most fre- 
quent cause of death in this group of children, 
are down 31 per cent. 

In the group aged 15-24 years, accidents, 
cancer, and homicide have increased, although 
the rate for all causes shows a substantial de- 
crease of 37 per cent. The greatest reductions 
are shown in the communicable diseases: tuber- 
culosis, 79 percent; acute respiratory diseases, 
67 per cent; and all other communicable, 43 per 
cent. Maternal mortality is 58 per cent less 
than that experienced in 1940. 

The young adult age group (25-44 years) 
shows much the same 'pattern of life saving as 
indicated in the younger groups. Only cirrhosis 
of the liver and homicide have increased. Tu- 
berculosis shows the greatest improvement with 
a 68 per cent decrease. The specific rate for 
all causes is 37 per cent below that of 1940. 

Persons aged -45 -64 years have not reaped 
the health benefits offered younger people. The 
specific rate for this group is down only 12 per 



CHART A 



Thousands 



ILLINOIS BIRTH REGISTRATIONS, 1940-1951 
(month of record) 



Thousands 




1951 



rtfoallhStatiatic* 

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Table 3. 



NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM MOST FREQUENT CAUSES AND AGE SPECIFIC RATES FOR SIX AGE GROUPS, 1951, 
AND COMPARATIVE NUMBERS AND RATES FOR SAME DISEASES IN 1940 



(Rates per 100,000 population in each age group) 



Age and Cause 
of Death 



UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE 

All causes 

Diseases of infancy, 
except premature birth 

Premature birth 

Pneumonia, and influenza 

All accidents 

Diarrhea and enteritis 

Communicable diseases, 
except tbc, pneumonia, 
and influenza 

Tuberculosis, all forms 

Cancer 

Heart disease 

Intracranial lesions of 
vascular origin 

All other causes 

5-14 YEARS OF AGE 

All causes. 

All accidents 

Cancer 

Pneumonia, and influenza 

Poliomyelitis 

Diseases of infancy 

Diseases of digestive system 

Communicable diseases, 
except polio, tbc, 
pneumonia and influenza 

Heart disease 

Nephritis 

Tuberculosis, all forms 

All other causes 

15-24 YEARS OF AGE 

All causes 

All accidents 

Heart disease 

Tuberculosis, all forms 

Cancer 

Homicide 

Nephritis 

Communicable diseases, 
except tbc, pneumonia, 
and influenza 

Suicide 

Maternal causes 

Pneumonia, and influenza 

All other causes 



International 
List Number 
5th Revision 



157-158, 
160-161 

159 

33, 107-109 

169-195 

119 

1-12, 23-32, 
34-44 

13-22 
45.-55 
90-95 

83 
Residual 



169-195 

45-55 

33, 1C7-109 

36 

157-158,160-161 

115-129 

1-12,23-32 
34-35,37-44 

90-95 

130-132 

l'3-22 

Residual 



169-195 

90-95 

13-22 

45-55 
165-168 
130-132 

1-12,23-32 
34-44 

163-164 

140-150 

33, 107-109 

Res i dual 



Number of 
Deaths 



1951- 



5,849 

2,230 

1,777 
673 
343 
149 

104 
57 
53' 
19 

17 
427 



689 
250 
48 
46 
40 
38 
32 

26 
25 
25 
14 
145 



1,309 
567 
94 
90 
79 
62 
50 

41 
40 
34 
33 
211 



5,340 

1,547 

1,514 

824 

271 

199 

215 
79 
28 
21 

12 
'630 



1,212 
534 
38 
82 
22 
13 
176 

116 

104 

30 

49 

248 



2,439 
632 
205 

483 
72 
42 
7 6 



91 
116 

554 



Age Specific 
Rate 



1951* 1940 



666.4 

254.1 
202.5 

76.7 
39.1 
17.0 

11 

6.5 
6.0 
2.2 

1.9 
48.6 



55.1 
20.0 
3.8 
3.7 
3.2 
3.0 
2.6 

2.1 
2.0 
2.0 

1.1 
11.6 



109.4 
47.4 
7.9 
7.5 
6.6 
5.2 
4.2 

3.4 
3.3 
2.8 
2.8 
18.3 



976.3 

282.8 

276.8 

150.7 

49.5 

36.4 

39.3 

14.4 
5.1 
3.8 

2.2 
115.2 



104.4 
28.8 
3.3 
7.1 
1.9 
1.1 
15.2 

10.0 
9.0 
2.6 
4.2 

21 .4 



179. 

46. 
15. 
35. 

5. 
3. 
5. 



Age and Cause •' 
of Death 


International 
List Number 
5th Revision 


Number of 
Deaths 


Age Specific 
Rate 


1951* 


1940 


1951* 


1940 


I 
25-44 YEARS OF AGE ' 












All causes 




6,880 


9,843 


247.1 


390.7 


Heart disease 


90-95 


1,522 


1,752 


54.7 


69.5 


All accidents 


169-195 


1,165 


1,202 


41.8 


47.7 


Cancer 


45-55 


1,057 


1,006 


38.0 


39.9 


Tuberculosis, all forms . 


13-22 


533 


1,492 


19.1 


59.2 


Nephritis I 


130-132 


293 


470 


10.5 


18,7 


Communicable diseases, i 


1-12, j 










except tuberculosis 


23-44 


289 


404 


10.4 


16.0 


Suicide 


163-164 j 


242 


385 


8.7 


15.3 


Intracranial lesions of j 
| vascular origin 












83 


238 


270 


8.5 


10.7 


j Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


220 


140 


7.9 


5.6 


Homicide 


165-168 


200 


197 


7.2 


7.8 


All other causes 


Residual 


1,121 


2,525 


40.3 


100.2 


45-64 YEARS OF AGE 


t 










All causes 


i 
i 


27,548 


27,353 


1381.0 


1571.1 


Heart disease 


90-95 


11,009 


8,713 


551.9 


500.5 


Cancer ' 


45-55 


5,931 


4,758 


297.3 


273.3 


Intracranial lesions of 












vascular origin 


83 


2,066 


1,976 


103.6 


113.5 


All accidents j 


169-195 


1,235 


1,603 


61.9 


92.1 


Nephritis 


130-132 


1,140 


1,898 


57.1 


109.0 


Diabetes 


61 


1,116 


1,036 


55.9 


59.5 


Tuberculosis, all forms 


13-22 


749 


1,223 


37.5 


70.2 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


656 


418 


32.9 


24.0 


Pneumonia, and influenza 


33, 107-109 


513 


1,155 


25.7 


66.3 


Communicable diseases. 


1-12,23-32 
34-44 










except tbc, pneumonia, 
and influenza 


321 


689 


16.1 


39.6 


All other causes 


Residual 


2,812 


3,884 


141.0 


223.1 


OVER 64 YEARS 












All causes 




50,732 


42,093 


6653.6 


7411.3 


Heart disease 


90-95 


23,300 


1 6, 928 


3055.9 


2980.5 


Cancer 


45-55 


7,586 


5,240 


994.9 


922.6 


Intracranial lesions of 












vascular origin 


83 


5,655 


4,504 


741.7 


793.0 


Nephritis 


130-132 


2,919 


4,777 


382.8 


841.1 


All accidents 


169-195 


2,077 


1,746 


272.4 


307.4 


Diabetes 


61 


1,933 


1,415 


253.5 


249.1 


Arteriosclerosis 


97 


1,527 


1,204 


200.3 


212.0 


Pneumonia, and influenza 


33, 107-109 


1,201 


1,751 


157.5 


308.3 


Tuberculosis, all forms 


13-22 


447 


367 


58.6 


64.6 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


409 


298 


53.6 


52.5 


All other causes 


Residual 


3,678 


3,863 


482.4 


680.1 



1951 Series, Nos. 1 - 4 



cent from 1940. While substantial gains have 
been achieved in the control of communicable 
diseases and nephritis, the degenerative dis- 
eases, such as heart, cancer, and cirrhosis of 
the liver, all are on the increase. 

The older age group (65 years and over) 
shows the least improvement in life saving with 
the age specific rate for all causes down only 
10 per cent. While nephritis and acute respira- 
tory diseases claim fewer lives, rates for all 
other causes are almost identical with the 1940 
rates. 

Some very significant conclusions may be 
drawn from the data presented in Table 3 by 
following specific cause groups through all six 
age groups. Deaths from tuberculosis appear 
in all age groups as a leading cause of death; 
however, for persons under 45, the risk of death 
from this disease has been reduced 70 per cent, 
and the age group 45-64 has experienced a 47 
per cent reduction, but for persons over 65 years 
the rate has decreased only 9 per cent. 

The communicable diseases other than tu- 
berculosis have been greatly reduced in all age 
groups. Only poliomyelitis in the group aged 
5-14 shows any increase over 1940. Even the 
older age groups have received great benefit 
from the control of the infectious diseases. 

Malignant neoplasms claim more lives in 
every age group, except for persons aged 25-44 
which had a small decrease over 1940. Although 
tieart disease is still the leading killer, the age 



specific rates in Table 3 indicate that cancer is 
on the increase at all ages, while the risk of 
heart disease has increased only for persons 
45 years and over. 

REGIONAL MORTALITY 

The population of Illinois is distributed 
among the six major regions as follows: Re- 
gion I, 59 per cent; Region II, 10 per cent; Re- 
gion III, 3 per cent; Region IV, 16 per cent; Re- 
gion V, 4 per cent; and Region VI, 8 per cent. 
The heavy concentration of population in Region 
I affects the State mortality rate to a greater 
degree than the combined force of mortality in 
the other five regions. 

While there is little variance among the 
crude rates for mortality from all causes, cer- 
tain selected causes of death exhibit marked dif- 
ferences among the regions. 

The crude rate for deaths due to tubercu- 
losis covers a very wide range; Regions II, III, 
and IV have low rates (10, 11, and 13 per 100,000 
population), while the Region V rate is 19 per 
100,000; Region VI, 21 per 100,000; and 26 per 
100,000 in Region I.' The areas with high tuber- 
culosis death rates are those where there are 
large groups of people living under adverse 
s oc io - economic circumstances. Disparity of 
rates among the regions for other selected 
causes of death is associated with factors other 
than socio-economic. The number of deaths 



Table 4. -- CRUDE MORTALITY RATES FOR SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH AMONG 
RESIDENTS OF THE SIX MAJOR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS, 1951 

(Rates are provisional and per 100,000 population) 





State 
Rate 






REGl 


O N 






Causes 


I 


II 


ni 


IV 


V 


VI 


A.11 causes 


1049 


1039 


'1008 


892 


1113 


952 


1163 


BEeart disease 


406 


419 


363 


315 


422 


318 


412 


Zancer 


166 


174 


153 


138 


166 


136 


156 


Intracranial lesions 
















of vascular origin 


90 


77 


102 


71 


114 


93 


130 


Motor vehicle accidents 


22 


19 


25 


17 


30 


34 


29 


Dther accidents 


41 


33 


47 


39 


49 


49 


73 


Nephritis 


50 


48 


48 


40 


59 


46 


60 


Diseases of infancy 


47 


47 


47 


54 


43 


55 


44 


Diabetes mellitus 


36 


37 


37 


32 


36 


26 


34 


Pneumonia and influenza 


30 


29 


28 


33 


31 


33 


35 


Tuberculosis 


21 


26 


10 


IV 


13 


19 


21 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


15 


18 


10 


14 


10 


12 


8 



















BULLETIN 



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< 

Ph 

o 



REGION 



REGION 
LEGEND 




du 



MORTALITY: ILLINOIS 

(Rates from Table 4) 



II 



HEART DISEASE 




III 



■450 
'400 
'350 
■300 



IV 



100- 



e s a ( 

I ■ B ■ 

■ ■ ■ i 



19 5 1 



CANCER 



VI 




fc 




< 




40- 



30- 



20- 



10' 



MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 




Q 
< 

s 

H 



OTHER ACCIDENTS 




— 75 
■ 50 
25 



60- 
40- 
20- 



NEPHRITIS 




o 
o 
o 

o 
o 



W 
<! 



DISEASES Of INFANCY 




PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA 



60 
40 
20 



— 45 




30 



20 



DIABETES 




TUBERCULOSIS 




)51 Series, Nos. 1-4 



aused by the degenerative diseases; heart, 
ancer, arteriosclerosis, nephritis, intracra- 
ial lesions, and diabetes are largely influenced 
y the age composition of" the living population, 
nd by the diagnostic. and medical services avail- 
ble in the area. Also, there is probably some 
eographic variation in the way in which cause 
f death is reported. 

The regional rates for selected causes of 
eath are indicated in Table 4. 

Region III, the Peoria metropolitan area, 
5 a highly industrialized area and exhibits the 
owest rates from the degenerative diseases. 
, egion V, the East St. Louis metropolitan area 
hich is also a small, highly industrialized area, 
hows low mortality from the diseases of old 
ge, although not as low as Region III. There is 
very indication that the living populations in 
lese two regions are predominately composed 
f persons who are "younger" than the other 
egions of Illinois. While Region I contains the 
reatest concentration of industry in the State, 
has a lower proportion of its population fol- 
ding industrial' occupations and has propor- 
onately more old people. 

The high accident rate indicated for Re- 
ion VI is a direct reflection of the coal mine 
isaster occurring in West Frankfort in Decem- 
2r, 1951, when 119 miners lost their lives in 
i underground explosion. 



INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF 
CAUSES OF DEATH 

Although the Sixth Decennial Revision of 
ie classification of causes of deaths was issued 
t 1948, by the World Health Organization, pub- 
shed figures for deaths in Illinois are still 
] .assified under provisions of the Fifth Revi- 
J.on. Deaths occurring in 1949, and subse- 
lent years have been classified and the num- 
•ir tabulated by both the Fifth and Sixth revi- 
j.ons. However, certain causes of death are 
neatly affected under the new revision and the 
longtime trend is therefore somewhat meaning- 
I'Ss if the shift from the fifth revision to the 
xth is made in 1949. At the end of 1952, Illi- 
»>is will have annual tabulations of causes of 
ijiath coded according to both revisions for the 
];riod 1949-1952. This four year period will 



allow a meaningful "splice" to be made for 
those causes of deathwhich show marked changes 
in number due to the revised methods of classi- 
fication rather than actual changes in the risk 
of death. 

Under the provisions of the sixth revision, 
greater emphasis is put upon the underlying 
cause of death; i.e., the disease that sets in mo- 
tion the s e qu e nc e of events leading to death. 
Under the fifth revision, the mere mention of a 
disease such as tuberculosis would automati- 
cally allocate the death to tuberculosis; also, 
any mention of recent pregnancy required that 
the death be classified as due to a maternal 
cause. 

Sr fie diseases such as nephritis and 
diabetes are de emphasized under the sixth re- 
vision classification whereas under the rules of 
the fifth revision there were a disproportionate 
number of deaths allocated to these conditions 
which were actually due to cardiovascular con- 
ditions. 

Other diseases are quite comparable no 
matter which method of classification is used, 
but almost all diseases show some differences. 
Only the external causes, accidents, suicide, 
and homicide are 100 per cent comparable, and 
it is possible for variance to occur due to method 
of determining the underlying cause. 

The greater emphasis attached to the un- 
derlying cause of death in the sixth revision 
classification scheme, makes the study of mul- 
tiple cause of death reporting more important. 
Practically all tabulations of mortality are ac- 
complished to determine the number of deaths 
due to the underlying cause. Such tabulations 
do not give a complete picture of the morbid 
conditions present and contributing to death in 
addition to the underlying cause. 

Illinois will be able to cast some light on 
this problem of multiple causes of death, because 
as many as five conditions present at the time 
of death and reported on the certificate are in- 
cluded in the statistical punch card prepared 
for each death. Studies are under way now, and 
the successful analysis of those deaths reported 
as due to more than one disease, may present 
a clearer picture of the mortality problems 
facing m e di c al and health workers, and may 
well be a more sensitive index of progress in 
the campaign of life saving. 



Table I 


. -- SUMMARY OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS BY 

(Birth and death rates are per 1,000 population. Stillbirth 


SIX MAJOR REGIONS: 

rates are per 1,000 live births) 


ILLINOIS, 1951 




LIVE BIRTHS 


STILLBIRTHS 




Deaths 




Recorded 


Resident 


Recorded 


Resident 


Recorded 


Resident 


Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


Number 


Rate 


OTAL 

egion I 
egion II 
egion III 
egion IV 
egion V 
egion VI 


197,918 

118,649 
21,007 

6,989 
29,297 

9,318 
12,658 


22.3 

22.7 
23.1 
27.1 
21.0 
23.3 
18.8 


200,58* 

118,329 

21,908 

6,649 

30,395 

9,995 

13,292 


22.6 

22.6 
24.1 
25.8 
21.8 
24.9 
19.7 


3,265 

1,974 
324 
117 
444 
162 
244 


16.5 

16.6 
15.4 
16.7 
15.2 
17.4 
19.3 


3,204 

1,925 
295 

116 
470 
159 
239 


16.0 

16.3 
13.5 
17.4 
15.5 
15.9 
18.0 


91,961 

53,691 
9,622 
2,580 

14,984 
3,714 
7,370 


10.4 

10.3 
10.6 
10.0 
10.8 
9.3 
10.9 


93,017 

54,336 
9,163 
2,301 

1 5, 509 
3,814 
7,840 


10.5 

10.4 
10.1 

8.9 
11.1 

9.5 
11.6 



*The State totals include 13 live births and 54 deaths for which the specific place of residence within the State was not reported 



8 



rHoalthStaM 

^BULLETI 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS: ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1940-1951 



Table II 



NUMBER OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND REPORTED CASES 



(Cases are those reported to Illinois health officers.) 





International 

list number 

5th revision 

1939 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948 


1 
1949 


1950 


195 


LIVE BIRTHS 

DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 






124,615' 
88,280 


134,739 
86,000 


154,223 
87,155 


153,182 
91,257 


139,781 
87,632 


136,676 
89,306 


174,202 
89,150 


195,328 
93,507 


184,553 
91,254 


189,169 
9? *21 


189,628 
92,260 


200 
93 


MATERNAL AND INFANT DEATHS 
Maternal causes 
Neonatal deaths 
Infant deaths 
Premature birth 


140 - 150 

All causes 

All causes 

159 


359 
2,978 
4,355 
1,514' 


331 
3,184 
4,623 
1,532 


296 

3,583 
5,128 
1,808 


311 
3,433, 
5,108' 
1,697 


253 
3,081 
4,565 
1,325 


249 
2,983 
4,340 
1,367 


238 
4,006 
5,281 
1,984 


205 
4,250 
5,667 
2,000 


146 
3,789 
5,112 
1,950 


147 
3,834 
5,185 
1,890 


129 
3,580 
4,855 
1,713, 


3 
5 

1 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 yrs.) 


119 


199 


260 


232 


268 


199 


211 


190 


182 


170 


248 


164 




EXTERNAL CAUSES 
Accidents - all forms 

Motor vehicle accidents 
Homicide 




169 - 195 

170 
165 - 168 


5,788 

2,259 

337 


6,128 

2,549 

362 


5,295. 

1,641 
349 


5,125 

1,274 

296 


5,107 

1,317 

305' 


5,250, 

1,505, 

355 


5,598 

1,872 

473 


6,022 

2,011 

421 


5,784 

1,948 
482 


5,442 

1,817 
414 


5,414 

2,050 

409 


5 
1 


Suicide 




163 - 164 


1,142 


1,046 


958 


831 


759 


858, 


943 


949 


891 


1,007 


1,018 




GENERAL CAUSES 
Appendicitis 
Arteriosclerosis 
Cancer 




121 

97 

45 - 55 


826 

1,372 

ll;147 


718 

1,285 

11,387 


549 

1,301 

11,661 


517 

1,523 

11,9591 


519' 

1,537 

12,328 


406 

1,633 

12,652 


356 

1,546 
12,820; 


313 

1,447 

13,500 


270 

1,403 

13,863 


259 

1,-523 

14,141 


242 

1,552 

14,430 


1 

14 


Cerebral hemorrhage f 
Cirrhosis of the liver 
Diabetes mellitus 




83 

124 

61 


6,785 

869 

2,638 


6,626 

855 
2,307 


6,808 

910 

2,462 


7,211 

901 

2,590 


6,799 

875 

2,621' 


7,267 

897 

2,710 


7,131 

997 

2,573 


7,538 
1,163, 
2,786 


7,260. 
1,210 
2,794 


7,260 
1,254 
2,915: 


7,648 
1,333 
3,140 


8 
1 
3 


Diarrhea and enteritis (2 yrs 
Diseases of infancy, total 
Goiter 


. & over) 


120 
157 - 161 
63b 


226 

3,091 

286 


182 

3,318 

253 


134 

3,728 

250 


139 

3,634 

231' 


126 

3,351 

222 


96 

3 k 217 
226 


95 

4,236 
'203 


.104 

4,494: 

179 


77 

4,123 

162 


94 

4,113: 

166' 


85 
3,950 
. 157 


4 


Heart disease 

Hernia and intestinal obstruction 

Nephritis 


90 - 95 

122 

130 - 132 


27,723 

764 

7,264 


27,224 

807 

6,862 


29,298 

801 

6,572 


31,481 

830 

6,876 


30,734 

851 

6,138 


31,927 

754 

6,153 


31,673 

750 
5,623; 


34,504 

722- 

5,305 


34,178 

666 
5,135 


35,173 

659 

4,900 


35,311 

582 

4,720 


35 
4 


Prostatic disease 
Stomach, duodenal ulcers 




137 
117 


609 
569 


558 
657 


579 
581 


636 
615 


651 
614 


565 

605 


590 

540 


579 
616 


537 
. 639 


497 
674 


473 
.689 




COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 
C hickenpox 

Diphtheria ■ 

Dysentery 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
CasesJ 


38e 

10 

27 


3 

18,053 

87 

936 

48 

202 


6 

16,167 

58 

940 

38 

256 


6 

13,618 

63 

815 

53 

453 


3 

12,648' 

79- 

587 

30 

152 


6 

16,498 

21 

315 

36 

204 


7 

10,510 

15 

194 

28 

324 


6 

11,717 

32 

469 

25 

236 


3 

14,272 

12 

169 

24 

326 


6 

15,926 

9 

87 

16 

502 


5 

16,294 

4 

50 

24 

617 


7 

13,293 

1 

60 

22 

781 


.15 


Encephalitis 

Influenza 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


37 
33 
28 


27 

71 

645 

1,124 

18 

199 


28 

110 

514 

1,402 

8 

127 


25 
71 
378 
608 
15 
92 


29 

83 

650 

2,096 

10 

122 


37 

78 

535 

l',439 

4 

23 


45 

68 

350 

1,018 

8 

6 


23 

57 

242 

345 

13 
37 


24 

60 

245 

1,125 

6 

11 


20 

81 

138 

172 

6 

8 


21 

59 

78 

311 

5 

3 


23 

50 

108 

422 

4 

4 




Measles 

Meningitis (Meningococcus) 
Mumps 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


35 
6 

44c 


16 
8,669 
14 
50 
• 4 
6,409 


88 

57,075 

16 

69 

2 

13,063 


36 

10,060 

30 

90 

6 

7,388 


53 

29,694 

161 

793 

3 

7,108 


84 

19,451 

194 

996 

4 

6,268 


10 

7,930 

134 

611 

2 

7,205 


50 

25,995 

75 

363 

1 

5,290 


8 

• 8,341 

46 

204 

6,492 


83 

41,901 

54 

214 

2 

11,749 


7 

5,820 

53 

200 

1 

8,542 


8 

19,233 

49 

223 

2 

6,978 


IS 
( 


Paratyphoid 

Pneumonia, all forms 

Poliomyelitis 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


2 
107 - 109 
36 


3 

13 

3,775 

14,592 

54 

581 


2 

14 

3,236 

12,420 

22 

374 


11 

3,203 

11,359 

35 

487 


1 

13 

3,209 

11,419 

156 

1,576 


2 

9 

2,772 

8,567 

38 

560 


1 

- 9 

2,931 

6,813 

104 

1,104 


1 

10 

2,836 

6,287 

182 

2,554 


1 

6 

3,076 

4,754 

28 

860 


3 

10 

2,622 

5,070 

68 

1,104 


2 

2,812 

4,966 

246 

2,910 


3 

2,549 

3,859 

130 

1,941 




Rabies 

Rheumatic fever (acute) 

Rocky Mt. spotted fever 


Deaths 

Cases 

Deaths 

Cases§ 

Deaths 

Cases 


38b 

58 

39c 


1 
1 
133 
(*) 

4 
18 


1 

1 

107 

it) 

5 

19 


1 
1 

81 
(#) 
2 

25 


2 
1 

78 
(#) 
2 

12 


2 
2 

70 

399 

2 

13 


2 

3 

72 

275 

18 


1 
2 

60 

320 

3 

41 


49 

186 

4 

31 


43 

157 

2 

17 


2 
2 

34 

322 

3 

15 


32 

187 

3 

13 




Scarlet fever 

Smallpox 

Tetanus 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


8 
34 
1? 


66 
20,814 

167 
28 
42 


42 
11,583 

102 
25 
32 


34 
7,754 

60 
29 
38 


21 
6,989 

68 
31 
44 


24 
11,731 

12 
21 
30 


24 
10,521 

12 
18 
32 


8 
6,397 

6 
12 
37 


1 
4,063 

2 

8 

30 


4,512 

9 

20 


2 
3,991 

11 
37 


2,086 



7 

21 




Tuberculosis, all forms 

Tularemia 

Typhoid fever . 


Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


13 - 22 
26a 
1 


3,693 

8,574 
22 

272 
33 

310 


3,534 

9,412 

7 

106 

25 

280 


3,297 

9,415 

1 

67 

17 

233 


3,326 

8,740 

1 

55 

10 

.121 


3,197 

7,967 

10 

91 

12 

102 


3,159 

6,305 

5 

131 

9 

87 


3,020 

6,587 

9 

98 

9 

106 


2,845 

7,772 

1 

124 

10 

139 


2,657 

6,982 

2 

57 

4 

93 


2,518 
7,956 

75 
1 

101 


2,221 

7,630 

2 

78 

1 

80 






Deaths 
Cases 
Deaths 
Cases 


5 
9 


5 

155 

65 

6,411 


10 

217 

93 

7,707 


7 

265 

94 

11,759 


6 

306 

101 

7,459 


5 
322 

43 
3,194 


4 

324 

56 

4,106 


2 

478 

30 

5,431 


6 

554 

44 

4,795 


5 

513 

28 

2,202 


1 

514 

27 

3,936 


1 
442 

22 
3,339 




VENEREAL DISEASES 
Gonococcus infection 


Deaths 
CasesJ 
Deaths 
CasesJ 


25 
30 


16 

17,281 

1,003 

21,979 


13 

19,249 

943 

23,484 


11 

20,606 

846 

28,678 


4 

21,580 

866 

28,680 


8 

22,580 

855 

25,165 


6 

27,117 

796 

21,675 


6 

,37,956 

758 

23,701 


4 

32,794 

682 

19,360 


4 

28,725 

614 

17,005 


6 

25,080 

631 

13,904 


2 

21,037 

558 

11,264 


2 



* 1951 figures. are provisional. 

■(-Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

^Amebiasis carriers included in the 'dysentery group, 1945-1951. 

§The regulation requiring the reporting of rheumatic fever, in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 

#Not available. 

JIncludes Out-of-State cases reported by downstate agencies. 



Series, Nos. 1-4 



Table 3. 



NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM MOST FREQUENT CAUSES AND AGE SPECIFIC RATES FOR SDC AGE GROUPS, 1951, 
AND COMPARATIVE NUMBERS AND RATES FOR SAME DISEASES IN 1940 



(Rates per 100,000 population in each age group) 





International 


Number of 


Age Specific 




International 


Number of 


Age Specific 


Age and Cause 
of Death 


List Number 


Deaths 


Rate 


Age and Cause 
of Death 


List Number 


Deaths 


Rate 


5th Revision 


1951* 


1940 


1951* 


1940 


5th Revision 


1951* 


1940 


1951* 


1940 


R 5 YEARS OF AGE 












25-44 YEARS OF AGE 












es 




5,849 


5,340 


666.4 


976.3 


All causes 




6,880 


9,843 


247.1 


390.7 


s of infancy. 


157-158, 










Heart disease 


90-95 


1,522 


1,752 


54.7 


69.5 


premature birth 


160-161 


2,230 


1,547 


254.1 


292.8 


























All accidents 


169-195 


1,165 


1,202 


41.8 


47.7 


jre birth 


159 


1,777 


1,514 


202.5 


276.8 


























Cancer 


45-55 


1,057 


1,006 


38.0 


39.9 


nia, and influenza 


33, 107-109 


673 


824 


76.7 


150.7 


























Tuberculosis, all forms 


13-22 


533 


1,492 


19.1 


59.2 


dents 


169-195 


343 


271 


39.1 


49.5 


























Nephritis 


130-132 


293 


470 


10.5 


18,7 


a and enteritis 


119 


149 


199 


17.0 


36.4 


Communicable diseases, 


1-12, 










licable diseases, 


1-12, 23-32, 










except tuberculosis 


23-44 


289 


404 


10.4 


16.0 


tbc, pneumonia, 
luenza 


34-44 


104 


215 


11 .8 


39.3 


Suicide 


163-164 


242 


385 


8.7 


15.3 


losis, all forms 


13-22 


57 


79 


6.5 


14.4 


Intracranial lesions of 
























vascular origin 


83 


238 


270 


8.5 


10.7 




45.-55 


53 


28 


6.0 


5.1 


























Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


220 


140 


7.9 


5.6 


sease 


90-95 


19 


21 


' 2.2 


3.8 


























Homicide 


165-168 


200 


197 


7.2 


7.8 


nial lesions of 
























ir origin 


83 


17 


12 


1.9 


2.2 


All other causes 


Residual 


1,121 


2,525 


40.3 


100.2 


r causes 


Residual 


427 


630 


48.6 


115.2 


45-64 YEARS OF AGE 












YEARS OF AGE 












All causes 




27,548 


27,353 


1381.0 


1571.1 


es. 




689 


1,212 


55.1 


104.4 


Heart disease 


90-95 


11,009 


8,713 


551.9 


500.5 


lents 


169-195 


250 


534 


20.0 


28.8 


Cancer 


45-55 


5,931 


4,758 


297.3 


273.3 




45-55 


48 


38 


3.8 


3.3 


Intracranial lesions of 
























vascular origin 


83 


2,066 


1,976 


103.6 


113.5 


lia, and influenza 


33, 107-109 


46 


82 


3.7 


7.1 


























All accidents 


169-195 


1,235 


1,603 


61.9 


92.1 


"litis 


36 


40 


22 


3.2 


1.9 


























Nephritis 


130-132 


1,140 


1,898 


57.1 


109.0 


of infancy 


157-158,160-161 


38 


13 


3.0 


1 . 1 


























Diabetes 


61 


1,116 


1,036 


55.9 


59.5 


of digestive system 


115-129 


32 


176 


2.6 


15.2 


























Tuberculosis, all forms 


13-22 


749 


1,223 


37.5 


70.2 


icable diseases. 


1-12,23-32 
34-35,37-44 






















polio, tbc. 










Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


656 


418 


32.9 


24.0 


nia and influenza 




26 


116 


2.1 


10.0 


Pneumonia, and influenza 


33, 107-109 


513 


1,155 


25.7 


66.3 


iease 


90-95 


25 


104 


2.0 


9.0 


Communicable diseases. 














130-132 


25 


30 


2.0 


2.6 


except tbc, pneumonia, 
and influenza 


1-12,23-32 
34-44 


321 


689 


16.1 


39.6 


os is, all forms 


l"3-22 


14 


49 


1 . 1 


4.2 
























All other causes 


Residual 


2,812 


3,884 


141.0 


223.1 


causes 


Residual 


145 


248 


11.6 


21.4 


OVER 64 YEARS 












YEARS OF AGE 












All causes 




50,732 


42,093 


6653.6 


7411.3 


s 




1,309 


2,439 


109.4 


179.3 


























Heart disease 


90-95 


23,300 


16,928 


3055.9 


2980.5 


ents 


169-195 


567 


632 


47.4 


46.4 


























Cancer 


45-55 


7,586 


5,240 


994.9 


922.6 


ease 


90-95 


94 


205 


7.9 


15.1 


Intracranial lesions of 












»sis, all forms 


13-22 


90 


483 


7.5 


35.5 


vascular origin 


83 


5,655 


4,504 


741.7 


793.0 




45-55 


79 


72 


6.6 


5.3 


Nephritis 


130-132 


2,919 


4,777 


382.8 


841.1 




165-168 


62 


42 


5.2 


3.1 


All accidents 


169-195 


2,077 


1,746 


272.4 


307.4 




130-132 


50 


76 


4.2 


5.6 


Diabetes 


61 


1,933 


1,415 


253.5 


249.1 


cable diseases, 
be., pneumonia. 


1-12,23-32 










Arteriosclerosis 


97 


1,527 


1,204 


200.3 


212.0 


uenza 


34-44 


41 


82 


3.4 


6.0 


Pneumonia, and influenza 


33, 107-109 


1,201 


1,751 


157.5 


306.3 




163-164 


40 


86 


3.3 


6.3 


Tuberculosis, all forms 


13-22 


447 


367 


58.6 


64.6 


causes 


140-150 


34 


91 


2.8 


6.7' 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


409 


298 


53.6 


52.5 


a, and influenza 


33, 107-109 


33 


116 


2.8 


8.5 


All other causes 


Residual 


3,678 


3,863 


482.4 


680.1 


causes 


Residual 


219 


554 


18.3 


40.7 















10 



Table IV. -- BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN 1951 FOR COUNTIES AND THE LARGER CITIES 





Live Births 


Stillbirths t 


Deaths 




Live Births 


Still- 
births ' 


Deaths 




Resident 


Recorded 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 




Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


ENTiRE STATE 


• 
200,581 


197,918 


3,204 


3,265 


* 
93,017 


91,961 


CUMBERLAND 


190 


38 


1 


-- 


113 


80 
















DE KALB 


1,024 


1,180 


17 


20 


406 


403 


CHICAGO 


81,717 


82,151 


1,403 


1,434 


40,920 


37,384 


De Kalb City 


346 


612 


5 


8 


111 


162 


DOWNSTATE 


118,864 


115,767 


1,801 


1,831 


52,097 


54,577 


DE WITT 


372 


277 


— 


1 


200 


150 
















DOUGLAS 


377 


393 


7 


6 


183 


172 


ADAMS 


1,379 


1,615 


54 


27 


955 


982 


DU PAGE 


3,922 


2,585 


50 


32 


1,288 


1,215 


Qui ncy 


899 


1,605 


42 


26 


648 


790 


Downers Grove 


330 


2 


7 




126 


59 


ALEXANDER 
Cairo 


372 
227 


681 

655 


10 
9 


21 

21 


319 
221 


386 
333 


Elmhurst 
Wheaton 


564 
304 


1,871 


10 
4 


24 
1 


178 

80 


356 

45 


BOND 


293 


2 


6 


1 


189 


80 


EDGAR 


517 


511 


10 


11 


315 


297 


BOONE 


400 


521 


5 


7 


188 


203 


EDWARDS 


185 


38 


__ 


-- 


103 


60 


BROWN 


159 


26 


3 


-- 


113 


76 


EFFINGHAM 


560 


490 


14 


9 


193 


159 


BUREAU 


794 


923 


15 


15 


424 


443 


FAYETTE 


456 


559 


19 


21 


266 


289 


CALHOUN 


144 


32 


2 


1 


64 


29 


FORD 


359 


186 


2 


4 


176 


128 


CARROLL 


498 


385 


10 


9 


223 


172 


FRANKLIN 


825 


696 


11 


11 


698 


610 


CASS 


359 


376 


5 


7 


195 


164 


West Frankfort 


216 


14 


5 


-- 


186 


148 


CHAMPAIGN 


2,418 


3,060 


43 


49 


781 


830 


FULTON 


943 


895 


10 


11 


502 


457 


Champaign City 


990 


979 


14 


16 


332 


364 


Canton 


282 


878 


2 


10 


165 


287 


Urbana 


607 


1,429 


13 


20 


' 169 


255 


GALLATIN 


197 


84 


4 


3 


119 


71 


CHRISTIAN 


875 


958 


16 


16 


389 


349 


GREENE 


394 


610 


7 


9 


232 


195 


CLARK 


374 


40 


1 


-- 


189 


118 


GRUNDY 


452 


343 


8 


5 


197 


160 


CLAY 


344 


411 


2 


4 


189 


158 


HAMILTON 


226 


196 


3 


2 


131 


98 


CLINTON 


542 


379 


10 


6 


208 


177 


HANCOCK 


561 


393 


7 


8 


330 


231 


COLES 


889 


1,073 


11 


14 


469 


449 


HARDIN 


124 


114 


3 


3 


73 


62 


Mattoon 


452 


759 


5 


11 


202 


204 


HENDERSON 


163 


8 


1 


__ 


83 


33 


COOK 
Berwyn 
Blue Island 


103,271 
999 
550 


102,251 
2,150 
1,050 


1,699 

13 

8 


1,725 
33 
10 


48,695 
463 
173 


47,179 
502 
243 


HENRY 
Kewanee 


1,080 
362 


1,069 
774 


14 
4 


15 
12 


538 
228 


456 
260 


Brookfield 
Calumet City 


373 
433 


2 
1 


5 


""~ 


134 
128 


68 
60 


IROQUOIS 


755 


566 


20 


17 


334 


299 


Chicago Heights 


743 


1,508 


17 


31 


228 


307 


JACKSON 


782 


1,090 


14 


19 


430 


448 


Cicero 


1,333 


6 


24 


1 


627 


319 


Carbondale 


224 


617 


4 


13 


131 


202 


Des Plaines 


489 


47 


4 


1 


133 


75 


JASPER 


267 


85 


1 


__ 


143 


72 


Elmwood Park 


384 


2 


4 


— 


165 


73 
















Evanston 


1,460 


4,482 


24 


64 


733 


1,055 


JEFFERSON 


807 


812 


12 


13 


397 


378 


Evergreen Park 


275 


3,889 


2 


44 


66 


502 


Mt. Vernon 


411 


763 


3 


13 


200 


273 


Forest Park 


346 


— 


3 


— 


185 


106 
















Harvey 


598 


1,284 


6 


17 


198 


212 


JERSEY 


360 


41 


2 


— 


149 


98 


La Grange 


383 


2 


5 


— 


146 


65 


JO DAVIESS 


479 


11 


7 


__ 


258 


167 


Maywood 


592 


6 


14 


1 


315 


143 
















Melrose Park 


444 


700 


8 


14 


111 


184 


JOHNSON 


141 


53 


4 


3 


94 


71 


Oak Park 


1,132 


4,825 


19 


70 


738 


967 


KANE 


3,445 


5,448 


48 


75 


1,589 


2,355 


Park Ridge 
River Forest 
Skokie 


371 
179 

490 


1 


4 
1 
5 


— 


139 

113 

93 


83 
48 

54 


Aurora 
Elgin 


1,344 
859 


2,596 
1,995 


17 
9 


40 
27 


622 
474 


749 
1,185 


Wilmette 


342 
176 


2 

1 


6 
3 


— 


181 
84 


124 
36 


KANKAKEE 


1,684 


1,763 


23 


25 


581 


1,369 


Winnetka 




Kankakee City 


674 


1,673 


6 


24 


293 


335 


CRAWFORD 


393 


363 


7 


6 


266 


233 


KENDALL 


270 


2 


5 




125 


87 



See footnotes at end of table. 



951 Series, Nos. 1-4 



11 



Table IV. -- BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN 1951 FOR COUNTIES AND THE LARGER CITIES, Continued 





Live Births 


Stillbirths t 


Deaths 




Live Births 


Still- 
births * 


Deaths 




Resident 


Recorded 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


KNOX 


1,211 


1,287 


15 


12 


041 


602 


PIKE 


438 


374 


7 


8 


269 


228 


Galesburg 


735 


1,283 


8 


11 


391 


474 


POPE 


69 


9 


_._ 


-- 


73 


43 


LAKE 


4,636 


5, "33 


85 


95 


1,467 


1,650 


PULASKI 


257 


107 


11 


7 


181 


108 


Highland Park 


336 


446 


4 


4 


134 


149 
















Waukegan 


1,043 


1,194 


22 


21 


350 


292 


PUTNAM 


111 


-- 


3 


— 


69 


29 


LA SALLE 


2,371 


2,566 


34 


41 


1,089 


1,004 


RANDOLPH 


569 


806 


3 


7 


291 


325 


La Salle City 
Ottawa 


244 
442 


437 
785 


5 
3 


7 
9 


144 
213 


174 
235 


RICHLAND 


344 


484 


11 


14 


184 


235 


Streator 


498 


926 


6 


IS 


208 


257 


ROCK ISLAND 


3,327 


3,438 


47 


51 


1,312 


1,577 


LAWRENCE 


442 


426 


4 


4 


206 


207 


East Moline 

MOLIHE 


347 

1,027 


3 
2,449 


5 
17 


2 
39 


129 

420 


322 

616 


LEE 


737 


750 


11 


7 


434 


503 


Rock Island 


1,168 


984 


14 


10 


528 


476 


Dixon 


285 


630 


2 


5 


153 


199 
















LIVINGSTON 


828 


772 


10 


11 


412 


485 


ST. CLAIR 
Belleville 


5,347 

1,080 


4,924 

1,344 


80 
20 


83 
16 


2,167 
432 


1,969 
503 


LOGAN 


551 


596 


10 


11 


319 


412 


E. St. Louis 


2,237 


2,805 


26 


54 


1,084 


1,054 


Lincoln 


241 


586 


8 


11 


156 


319 
















MC DONOUGH 
Macomb 


588 
212 


620 

143 


13 
7 


12 
3 


336 
126 


364 

90 


SALINE 

Harrssburs 


564 
201 


890 
471 


9 
2 


14 
8 


415 
. 134 


419 
165 


MC HENRY 


1,298 


772 


18 


11 


613 


466 


SANGAMON 
Springfield 


3,171 
1,919 


3,697 
3,684 


38 
26 


42 
41 


1,511 
1,036 


1,742 
1,488 


MC LEAN 


1,647 


1,937 


17 


18 


785 


798 
















Bloom ington 


725 


1,678 


9 


15 


417 


520 


SCHUYLER 


187 


122 


3 


1 


115 


86 


MACON 


2,514 


2 S 940 


23 


32 


1,037 


1,1Q0 


SCOTT 


156 


5 


4 


— 


92 


36 


Decatur 


1,735 


2,936 


19 


32 


745 


944 


SHELBY 


493 


332 


9 


6 


318 


264 


MACOUPIN 


821 


271 


15 


9 


550 


349 


STARK 


177 


1 


1 


— 


95 


51 


MADISON 


4,648 


4,394 


79 


79 


1,647 


1,745 


STEPHENSOH 


874 


1,323 


11 


20 


470 


544 


Alton 


823 


1,704 


16 


33 


403 


539 


Freeport 


476 


1,309 


6 


20 


298 


400 


Collinsville 
Granite City 
Wood River 


2"94 
881 
275 


4 

l,2i8 

6 


4 

14 

4 


1 
26 


110 

208 

62 


40 

223 

23 


TAZEWELL 
Pekin 


2,213 
513 


860 
843 


34 
9 


11 
11 


591 
209 


406 
203 
















UNION 


358 


397 


9' 


8 


210 


445 


MARION 
Central i a 


952 
383 


• 1,133 
745 


13 
5 


13 
9 


473 
164 


478 
219 


VERMILION 
Danvi lle 


1,961 
945 


2,209 
2,192 


45 
28 


50 
49 


1,083 
568 


1,121 
729 


MARSHALL 


241 


'3 


3 


-- 


130 


68 


1 WABASH 


347 


276 


4 


4 


173 


166 


MASON 


310 


11 


7 


1 


166 


74 


WARREN 


487 


622 


4 


8 


255 


250 


MASSAC 


234 


238 


6 


6 


201 


201 


Monmouth 


244 


456 


2 


6 


144 


179 


MENARD 


172 


17 


1 


— 


132 


60 


WASHINGTON 


274 


25 


1 


_= 


177 


137 


MERCER 


369 


241 


4 


4 


156 


112 


WAYNE 


416 


545 


8 


9 


235 


220 


MONROE 


262 


6 


1 


— 


122 


68 


WHITE 


459 


154 


1 


. 


252 


178 


MONTGOMERY 


684 


954 


10 


17 


392 


460 


WHITESIDE 


1,439 


1,371 


20 


19 


487 


433 


MORGAN 


678 


974 


11 


18 


378 


793 


Sterling 


359 


973 


4 


13 


136 


188 


Jacksonville 


349 


968 


5 


17 


225 


727 






























WILL 


3,055 


3,082 


43 


47 


1,297 


1,292 


MOULTRIE 


296 


19 


6 


— 


162 


I32. 


JOLIET 


1,884 


3,064 


16 


47 


686 


901 


OGLE 


761 


391 


11 


8 


340 


261 


WILLIAMSON 


783 


608 


26 


20 


608 


585 


PEORIA 


4,436 


6,129 


82 


106 


1,710 


2,174 


Marion 


190 


28 


8 


1 


141 


• 81 


Peoria City 


2,743 


6,064 


54 


103 


1,277 


1,556 


WINNEBAGO 


4,309 


4,199 


36 


71 


1,409 


1,345 


PERRY 


■ 448 


•501 


12 


16 


215 


203 


Rockford 


2,347 


4,162 


36 


71 


955 


1,024 


PIATT 


318 


183 


. 3 


2 


167 


113 


WOODFORD 


509 


12 


9 


1 


242 


148 



Note: "Resident" refers to births and deaths among residents of the area. "Recorded" refers to the births and deaths that took place in the area, irrespective 
of where the persons concerned may have usually resided. 

*The State totals include 13 live births and 54 deaths for which the specific place of residence within the State was not reported. 
fFetus having advanced to 5th month of uterogestation. 



12 



^BULLETIN 



Tabic- V. -- DEATHS OF ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ACCORDING TO CAUSE, 1951 









(Prov 


sional Report) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


93,017 


3,776 


5,016 


5,849 


689 


1,309 


6,880 


27,548 


50,732 


20,250 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


. 88,947 


3,717 


4,844 


5,529 


572 


1,173 


6,292 


26,302 


49,072 


19,250 


Diseases of infancy, total 


4,140 


3,520 


3,903 


4,007 


38 


17 


45 


27 


6 


926 


Premature birth 


1,777 


1,761 


1,777 


1,777 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


380 


Maternal causes, total 


123 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


1 


34 


87 


1 


xxx 


38 


Puerperal septicemia 


48 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


14 


34 


-- 


xxx 


18 


Puerperal toxemia 


27 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


1 


11 


15 


-- 


xxx 


8 


Communicable diseases, total 


5,415 


141 


588 


834 


126 


164 


822 


1,583 


1,886 


1,060 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


2,654 


139 


517 


673 


46 


33 


188 


,513 


1,201 


625 


Influenza 


110 


— 


10 


23 


4 


-- 


5 


15 


63 


52 


Pneumonia 


2,544 


139 


507 


650 


42 


33 


183 


498 


1,138 


573 


Diphtheria 


1 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


— 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


19 


1 


6 


8 


1 


-- 


2 


4 


4 


4 


Encephalitis— infectious 


25 


-- 


1 


2 


4 


2 


5 


9 


3 


4 


Measles 


33 


— 


9 


22 


6 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


21 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


58 


1 


17 


36 


4 


5 


6 


6 


1 


17 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


15 


~ 


11 


15 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


7 


Poliomyelitis 


103 




2 


8 


40 


25 


28 


2 


— 


33 


Rheumatic fever 


36 


— 


2 


3 


7 


5 


8 


6 


7 


13 


Scarlet fever 


1 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


Syphilis 


491 


— 


~ 


-- 


— 


1 


33 


259 


198 


78 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,890 


-- 


14 


57 


14 


90 


533 


749 


447 


235 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,747 


— 


6 


20 


6 


80 


504 


715 


422 


224 


Other communicable diseases 


89 


— 


9 


9 


4 


3 


17 


33 


23 


21 


Accidents— all forms, total 


5,641 


16 


145 


343 


250 


567 


1,165 


1,235 


2,077 


1,607 


Motor vehicle 


1,994 


-- 


15 


77 


118 


361 


572 


511 


354 


607 


Home 


1,870 


8 


108 


214 


37 


37 


141 


234 


1,206 


523 


Occupational 


564 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


2 


52 


243 


218 


49 


200 


Public 


1,213 


8 


22 


52 


93 


117 


209 


272 


468 


277 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,626 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


1 


-- 


5 


93 


1,527 


488 


Cancer 


14,754 


— 


3 


53 


48 


79 


1,057 


5,931 


7,586 


2,876 
633 


Diabetes 


3,200 


— 


1 


4 


8 


18 


121 


1,116 


1,933 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


3,765 


31 


181 


232 


32 


28 


484 


1,525 


1,464 


740 


Appendicitis 


211 


-^ 


— 


6 


10 


5 


39 


81 


70 


49 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1,292 


-- 


5 


5 


— 


2 


220 


656 


409 


173 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


235 


22 


128 


149 


6 


5 


23 


22 


30 


61 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


571 


4 


< ?1 


37 


4 


6 


47 


164 


313 


138 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


676 


1 


3 


3 


1 


3 


68 


314 


287 


131 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


133 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


2 


10 


60 


61 


32 


Heart disease, total 


35,970 


3 


9 


19 


25 


94 


1,522 


11,009 


23,300 


7,342 


Coronary 


11,287 


-- 


2 


3 


1 


9 


637 


4,750 


5,886 


2,687 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,514 


1 


1 


3 


14 


53 


260 


581 


603 


333 


Homicide 


379 


2 


1 4 


9 


11 


62 


200 


79 


18 


39 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


8,000 


4 


9 


17 


5 


18 


238 


2,066 


5,655 


2,073 


Nephritis 


4,439 


-- 


1 


11 


25 


50 


293 


1,140 


2,919 


1,026 


Prostatic disease 


472 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


53 


418 


135 


Suicide 


890 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


2 


40 


242 


384 


222 


235 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


4,034 


55 


168 


316 


115 


130 


582 


1,239 


1,651 


988 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


36 


4 


4 


4 


2 


■ 6 


6 


7 


9 


12 



Totals inrluoV deaths reported with age unknown distributed as follows: 
all forms, total, -1, Motor vehicle, 1; Home, 1; Public, 2, Heart disease, lotal 
other known causes, 1, and Cause as yet unassignod, 2. 



Deaths, all ages -- 
1 ; Coronary, 1 ; Iittt 



-■s, 10, Si 
lesions 



■Icrtcd cans 
>f vascular 



of death, 7; Accidents - 
lgiu, 1. Nephritis, 1; All 



1951 Series. Nos. 1-4 



13 



Table VI. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, 



951 









(Prov 


sional Hep 


HI) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E A T. 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




■1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS; all ages— all causes 


*54,336 


2,250 


2,952 


3,399 


374 


686 


4,545 


18,523 


26,804 


2,566 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


52,142 


2,221 


2,857 


3,223 


312 


60 7 


4,181 


17,775 


26,039 


2,449 


Diseases of infancy, total 


2,451 


2,098 


2,316 


2,369 


25 


9 


30 


15 


3 


138 


Premature birth 


1,079 


1,071 


, 1,079 


1,079 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


.XXX 


58 


Maternal causes, total 


65 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


1 


18 


45 


1 


xxx 


4 


Puerperal septicemia 


22 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


9 


13 


-- 


xxx 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


13 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


3 


9 


— 


xxx 


1 


.Communicable diseases, total 


3,355 


100 


358 


505 


69 


116 


637 


1,078 


." 950 


139 


Acute respiratory disease; , total 


1,513 




319 


407 


26 


20 


130 


348 


582 


85 


Influenza 


27 




3 


7 


3 


-- 


4 


6 


7 


6 


Pneumonia 


1,486 


98 


316 


400 23 


20 


126 


342 


575 


79 
























Diphtheria 


— 


— 


-- 


" 


- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


10 


1 


4 


5 






3 


2 


• 


Encephalitis— 'infectious 


16 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


5 


5 


1 


-- 


Measles 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


36 


1 


8 


22 


3 


1 


6' 


4 


-- 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


5 


._ 


4 


5 


-- 


-- 


— 




-- 


2 


Poliomyelitis 


60 


-- 


2 


4 


22 


14 


20 


-- 


— 


9 


Rheumatic fever 


19 


-- 


1 


2 


4 


3 


4 


4 


2 


1 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


__ 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


Syphilis 


265 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


22 


149 


94 


10 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,375 


_- 


12 


50 


10 


75" 1 


438 


544 


258 


26 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,263 


— 


5 


17 


4 


66 


414 


521 


241 


24 


Other communicable diseases 


53 


— 


7 


7 


1 


1 


12 


21 


11 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


'2,709 


8 


74 


160 


126 


214 


573 


671 


962 


223 


Motor vehicle 


*971 


-- 


5 


36 


58 


127 


270 


270 


209 


107 


Home 


913 


5 


61 


106 


23 


22 


97 


145 


520 


68 


Occupational 


183 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


1 


11 


71 


80 


20 


18 


Public 


*642 


3 


8 


18 


44 


54 


135 


176 


213 


30 


Arteriosclerosis 


704 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


-- 


-- 


2 


57 


-645 


35 


Cancer 


9,094 


— 


2 


39 


30 


45 


690 


4,059 


4,231 


403 


Diabetes 


1,955 


— 


— 


— 


4 


10 


68 


776 


1,097 


72 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


2,307 


11 


94 


120 


16 


12 


333 


1,063 


763 


110 


Appendicitis 


125 


-- 


. -- 


5 


4 


4 


26 


49 


37 


6 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


917 


-- 


5 


5 


-- 


1 


169 


491 


251 


38 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


113 


6 


64 


71 


2 


2 


15 


14 


9 


6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


287 


2 


13 


17 


3 


2 


25 


100 


140 


13 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


421 


1 


3 


3 


1 


-- 


44 


215 


158 


22 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


74 


- 


— 


— 


- 


2 


6 


33 


33 


1 


Heart disease, total 


21,902 


1 


5 


9 


15 


68 


1,143 


7,710 


12,957 


940 


Coronary 


6,146 


— 


1 


1 


-- 


5 


417 


3,021 


2,702 


351 


Chronic rheumatic 


843 




— 


1 


8 


40 


189 


360 


245 


41 


Homicide 


294 


2 


4 


8 


4 


54 


155 


59 


14 


7 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


'4,046 


1 


4 


8 


3 


10 


156 


1,268 


2,600 


210 


Nephritis 


*2,484 




-- 


5 


18 


28 


205 


735 


1,492 


127 


Prostatic disease 


225 


,— 


— 


-- 


-_ 


-- 


— 


33 


192 


8 


Suicide 


477 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


1 


21 


138 


217 


100 


32 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


2,182 


29 


95 


176 


61 


76 


360 


745 


764 


117 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


12 


- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


4 


3 


1 


— 



■Totals include deaths reported with ag 
nil forms, total, 3; Motor vehicle, 1; Public, 



unknown distributed as follows: 
; Intracranial lesions of vasculai 



Deaths, all ages -- all causes, 5; Selected causes of death, 5; Accidents 
origin, 1; and Nephritis, 1. 



14 



rfkattfi<fiatm& 

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Table VII. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA, 1951 









{Provisional Repc 


rt) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


*9,163 


380 


522 


639 


86 


150 


560 


2,193 


5,533 


3,672 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


*8,659 


369 


502 


588 


69 


139 


501 


2,064 


5,297 


3,469 


Diseases of infancy, total 


430 


355 


403 


414 


6 


3 


4 


2 


1 


194 


Premature birth 


173 


170 


173 


173 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


68 


Maternal causes, total 


14 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


9 


— 


XXX 


11 


Puerperal septicemia 


6 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


5 


— 


XXX 


6 


Puerperal toxemia 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


3 


-- 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


.431 


7 


48 


73 


16 


16 


44 


95 


187 


172 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


258 


7 


43 


61 


5 


6 


15 


40 


131 


114 


Influenza 


13 


— 


1 


4 


— 


— 


1 


1 


7 


5 


Pneumonia 


245 


7 


42 


57 


5 


6 


14 


39 


124 


109 


Diphtheria 


1 


... 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


~ 


1 


Dysentery— all forms 


5 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


-- 


4 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


1 


-- 


1 


Measles 


3 


-- 


1 


1 


2 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


2 


— 


— 


2 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


— 


2 


3 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


15 


— 


— 


2 


5 


4 


2 


2 


— 


5 


Rheumatic fever 


6 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


4 


-- 


1 


6 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


39 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


3 


14 


22 


8 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


90 


— 


— 


1 


1 


5 


17 


35 


31 


28 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


83 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


5 


15 


33 


29 


25 


Other communicable diseases 


7 


— 


1 


1 


1 


— 


1 


2 


2 


1 


Accidents— all forms, total 


650 


2 


27 


64 


31 


80 


110 


120 


245 


274 


Motor vehicle 


22.6 


— 


8 


18 


14 


53 


59 


55 


27 


88 


Home 


226 


-- 


13 


35 


3 


4 


13 


26 


145 


98 


Occupational 


47 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


22 


17 


3 


27 


Public 


151 


2 


6 


11 


14 


18 


16 


22 


70 


61 


Arteriosclerosis 


198 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


1 


5 


192 


79 


Cancer 


1,390 


-- 


-- 


3 


1 


10 


95 


458 


823 


506 


Diabetes 


333 


— 


— 


1 


1 


4 


15 


89 


223 


140 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


367 


4 


21 


28 


6 


4 


41 


121 


167 


151 


Appendicitis 


21 


— 


— 


— 


2 


— 


5 


8 


6 


10 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


95 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


12 


39 


43 


33 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


27 


4 


16 


20 


2 


1 


2 


-- 


2 


13 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


68 


-- 


5 


6 


— 


2 


6 


14 


40 


32 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


72 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


5 


27 


40 


22 


Goiter— exophthalmic 


17 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 


10 


5 


7 


Heart disease, total 


*3,300 


-- 


1 


3 


3 


7 


110 


794 


2,382 


1,309 


Coronary 


* 1,345 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


1 


69 


453 


821 


518 


Chronic rheumatic 


171 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


4 


17 


67 


80 


77 


Homicide 


6 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


5 


1 


-- 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


926 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


18 


215 


688 


1 372 


Nephritis 


440 


-- 


-- 


— 


4 


3 


20 


99 


314 


192 


Prostatic disease 


58 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


8 


50 


21 


Suicide 


99 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


5 


27 


47 


20 


38 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


501 


11 


20 


51 


17 


11 


59 


129 


234 


201 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


*3 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


2 


2 



Totals include deaths reported with ag 
total, I; Coronarv, 1, and Cause as yet unas* 



! unknown distributed a: 
igned, 1 . 



follows: Deaths, all ages -- all causes, 2; Selected causes of death, 1; Heart disease. 



1951 Series, Nos. 1-4 



15 



Tabk- VIII. 



DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 1951 









(Prov 


.uuial Ki-p 


>rt) 














TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


D E A 


r h 




J 


IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


Oth Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— «U causes 


2,301 


124 


159 


179 


15 


25 


142 


634 


1,306 


581 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,190 


124 


154 


172 


13 


19 


133 


598 


1,255 


553 


Diseases of infancy, total 


138 


117 


129 


134 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


45 


Premature birth 


46 


46 


46 


46 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


15 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


4 


— 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


- 
2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


-- 


2 


— 


xxx 


— 


Puerperal toxemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


— 


— 


xxx 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


143 


5 


18 


23 


3 


— 


14 


37 


66 


26 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


85 


5 


17 


zl 


-- 


-- 


5 


16 


43 


18 


Influenza 






-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


__ 


Pneumonia 


82 


5 


17 


21 


-- 


— 


5 


16 


40 


18 


Diphtheria 


-- 


-~ 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


Dysentery — all forms 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


. 


1 


-- 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


Measles 


3 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 






















Poliomyelitis 


2 


— 


— 


__ 


1 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


Rheumatic fever 


— 


-_ 


— 


_- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


-_ 


-- 


— 


_- 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


21 


- 


- 


- 


-- 


— 


1 


6 


14 


4 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


28 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


6 


14 


8 


2 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


27 


- 


- 


— 


-- 


— 


6 


14 


7 


2 


Other communicable diseases 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


Accidents— all forms, total 


146 


1 


3 


10 


7 


12 


18 


26 


73 


42 


Motor vehicle 


45 


-- 


-- 


1 


6 


10 


13 


10 


5 


13 


Home 


71 


-- 


2 


6 


-- 


-- 


4 


7 


54 


22 


Occupational 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


— 


3 


1 


4 


Public 


26 


1 


1 


3 


1 


2 


1 


6 


13 


3 


Arteriosclerosis 


79 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


— 


2 


77 


18 


Cancer 


355 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


30 


149 


176 


95 


Diabete s 


82 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


8 


19 


54 


23 . 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


95 


1 


4 


5 


-- 


1 


13 


41 


35 


17 


Appendicitis 


4 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


2 


— 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


36 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


7 


18 


11 


7 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


8 


1 


3 


4 


— 


— 


— 


1 


3 


2 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


14 


-- 


— 


-_ 


— 





2 


5 


7 


4 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


21 


- 


— 


— 


— 


1 


> 


11 


6 


2 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


2 


— 


-- 


- 


— 


— 




— 


2 


2 


Heart disease, total 


814 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


30 


239 


544 


190 


Coronary 


298 


-- 


— 


— 


— 




11 


128 


159 


70 


Chronic rheumatic 


79 




— 


— 


~ 


1 


12 


34 


32 


14 


Homicide 


3 




-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


1 


-- 


1 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


184 




-- 


— 


1 


1 


3 


37 


142 


52 


Nephritis 


104 




— 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


31 


69 


31 


Prostatic disease 


15 




— 




__ 


.._ 


-- 


3 


12 


3 


Suicide 


25 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


1 


7 


12 


4 


7 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


110 




5 


7 


2 


6 


9 


35 


51 


26 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


1 




-- 


" 


... 


" 


— 


1 


— 


— 



lfi 



BULLETIN 



Table IX. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA, 1951 









(Provisional Report) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




1 


IN ■ 


CAUSE 

(5th Revision) 


under 
1 month 


under 
1 year 


0-4 
years 


5-14 

years 


15 - 24 
years 


25 - 44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


*15',509 


529 


732 


85 7 


99 


224 


792 


3,367 


10,169 


7,787 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


"14,815 


524 


709 


810 


81 


207 


706 


3,182 


9,828 


7,409 


Diseases of infancy, total 


604 


498 


569 


588 


2 


2 


7 


5 


— 


296 


Premature birth 


263 


260 


263 


263 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


131 


Maternal causes, total 


18 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


5 


13 


-- 


XXX 


11 


Puerperal septicemia 


9 


XXX 


•XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


6 


— 


XXX 


6 


Puerperal toxemia 


3 


' XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


1 


— 


XXX 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


759 


15 


83 


110 


16 


17 


50 


189 


377 


374 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


426 


15 


68 


87 


8 


3 


12 


53 


263 


224 


Influenza 


35 


— 


3 


4 


— 


— 


— 


5 


26 


21 


Pneumonia 


391 


15 


65 


83 


8 


3 


12 


48 


237 


203 


Diphtheria 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


Dysentery — all forms 


1 


— 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


2 


-- 


~ 


Measles 


8 


— 


3 


7 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


— 


6 


Meningitis — meningococcus 


13 


— 


7 


9 


1 


2 


-- 


— 


1 


9 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


2 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


2 


Poliomyelitis 


15 


— 


-- 


-- 


4 


6 


5 


— 


-- 


11 


Rheumatic fever 


5 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


-- 


3 


Scarlet fever 


■ — 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


Syphilis 


96 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


5 


49 


42 


36 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


175 


— 


1 


3 


— 


5 


26 


75 


66 


76 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


168 


— 


1 


2 


— 


5 


26 


71 


64 


76 


Other communicable diseases 


16 


— 


■ ~ 


— 


2 


— 


2 


7 


5 


7 


Accidents— all forms, total 


*1,097 


1 


21 


49 


45 


133 


190 


189 


490 


581 


Motor vehicle 


415 


— 


2 


14 


20 


92 


126 


95 


68 


230 


Home 


*400 


— 


13 


26 


7 


5 


16 


28 


317 


208 


Occupational 


91 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


14 


27 


33 


16 


55 


Public 


191 


1 


6 


9 


17 


22 


21 


33 


89 


88 


Arteriosclerosis,- 


344 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


'-- 


— 


— 


12 


332 


186 


Cancer 


2,316 


— 


-- 


7 


6 


14 


137 


726 


1,426 


1,137 


Diabetes 


500 


— 


1 


3 


2 


2 


19 


130 


344 


j 240 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


554 


10 


32 


43 


2 


5 


62 


156 


286 


267 


Appendicitis 


22 


~ 


— 


1 


-- 


1 


3 


9 


8 


12 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


138 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


22 


61 


55 


56 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


42 


7 


24 


28 


1 


1 


4 


2 


6 


22 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


112 


2 


5 


6 


1 


1 


7 


19 


7" 


57 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


92 


— 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


12 


31 


49 


51 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


26 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


10 


15 


17 


Heart disease, total 


5,880 


— 


1 


1 


5 


7 


106 


1,275 


4,486 


2,933 


Coronary 


2,208 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


— 


68 


703 


1,436 


1,106 


Chronic rheumatic 


243 


-- 


— 


■-- 


3 


4 


15 


68 


153 


122 


Homicide 


33 


— 


— 


1 


3 


3 


14 


10 


2 


16 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,594 


— 


1 


4 


— 


3 


28 


287 


1,272 


810 


Nephritis 


820 


— 


1 


4 


— 


9 


37 


130 


640 


389 


Prostatic disease 


106 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


4 


101 


59 


Suicide 


164 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


7 


41 


59 


57 


93 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


686 


4 


22 


46 


17 


16 


84 


184 


339 


373 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


8 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


2 


5 



"Totals include deaths reported with age unknown distributed as follows: Deaths, all age 
all forms, total, 1; and Home, 1. 



all causes, 1; Selected causes of death, 1; Accidents 



1951 Series, Nos. 1 - 4 



17 



Table X. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 1951 









(Prov 


SIOIKll RCP 


ort) 














TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


*3,814 


214 


282 


336 


37 


91 


331 


1,052 


1,966 


985 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,632 


206 


269 


321 


36 


82 


303 


997 


1,893 


943 


Diseases of infancy, total 


220 


195 


206 


215 


2 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


66 


Premature birth 


84 


83 


84 


84 


xxx 


xxx 


XXX 


xxx 


xxx 


24 


Maternal causes, total 


8 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


3 


5 


-- 


xxx 


3 


Puerperal septicemia 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


1 


3 


-- 


xxx 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


xxx 


-- 


Communicable diseases, total 


258 


8 


35 


49 


11 


8 


37 


73 


80 


58 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


133 


8 


30 


41 


4 


3 


12 


29 


44 


35 


Influenza 


10 


— 


1 


2 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


6 


4 


Pneumonia 


123 


8 


29 


39 


4 


3 


12 


27 


38 


31 


Diphtheria 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


Measles 


5 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


-- 


1 


-- 


-- 


3 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


5 


— 


2 


3 


— 


2 


-- 


-- 


— 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


-- 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 




Poliomyelitis 


2 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Rheumatic fever 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


Scarlet fever 


-- 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


Syphilis 


31 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


15 


14 


3 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


76 


-- 


1 


2 


2 


2 


22 


29 


19 


13 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


71 


- 


— 


— 


2 


1 


22 


28 


18 


13 


Other communicable diseases 


4 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


- 


3 


2 


Accidents— all forms, total 


334 


1 


13 


35 


15 


49 


86 


59 


90 


109 


Motor vehicle 


138 


— 


-- 


3 


7 


34 


50 


30 


14 


48 


Home 


105 


1 


13 


29 


2 


4 


5 


10 


55 


28 


Occupational 


47 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


5 


24 


14 


4 


19 


Public 


44 


-- 


-- 


3 


6 


6 


7 


5 


17 


14 


Arteriosclerosis 


68 


XXX 


XXX 


xxx 


— 


— 


-- 


2 


66 


27 


Cancer 


543 


— 


1 


2 


4 


2 


42 


217 


276 


136 


Diabetes 


103 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


6 


37 


60 


23 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


163 


2 


14 


16 


1 


2 


19 


61 


64 


43 


Appendicitis 


12 


-- 


— 


-- 


1 


-- 


1 


4 


6 


4 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


50 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


7 


30 


13 


12 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


20 


2 


11 


12 


— 


-- 


2 


3 


3 


7 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


37 


-- 


3 


3 


-- 


-- 


5 


10 


19 


9 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


20 


— 


— 


-- 


~ 


-- 


1 


10 


9 


4 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


4 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


- 


-- 


2 


2 


-- 


Heart disease, total 


1,274 


-- 


-- 


3 


-- 


5 


54 


355 


857 


326 


Coronary 


354 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


28 


151 


172 


87 


Chronic rheumatic 


44 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


2 


10 


16 


15 


6 


Homicide 


25 


— 


-- 


-- 


3 


3 


15 


3 


1 


2 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


374 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


2 


17 


103 


252 


81 


Nephritis 


185 


— 


— 


1 


-- 


3 


13 


62 


106 


■ 39 


Prostatic disease 


27 


-- 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


2 


25 


11 


Suicide 


46 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


4 


8 


20 


14 


19 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


175 


6 


11 


13 


1 


9 


28 


54 


70 


40 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


*7 


2 


2 


2 


-- 


-- 


-- 


1 


3 


2 



■Totals include deaths reported with age unknown distributed as follows: Deaths, all ages -- all causes, 1; and Cause as yet unassigned, 1. 



18 
















rHealtJi£falteik . 

^BULLETIff 


Table XI. -- DEATHS AMONG 


RESIDENTS OF THE 


SOUTHERN 


AREA, 1951 








(Provisional Rtp 


jrt) 










TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 




IN 
RURAL 


CAUSE 


under 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


(5lh Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,840 


277 


367 


437 


78 


133 


497 


1,751 


4,944 


4,659 ! 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


7,459 


273 


353 


415 


61 


119 


455 


1,659 


4,750 


4,427 


Diseases of infancy, total 


297 


257 


280 


287 


2 


2 


2 


3 


1 


187 


. Premature birth 


132 


131 


132 


132 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX' 


XXX 


XXX 


84 


Maternal causes, tot? 1 


■ 13 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


11 


— 


-- 


8 


Puerperal septicemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


5 


-- 


— 


2 


Puerperal toxemia 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


2 


— 


— 


3 


Communicable diseases, total 


464 


6 


46 


74 


11 


7 


40 


107 


225 


291 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


237 


6 


40 


56 


3 


1 


14 


25 


138 


149 


Influenza 


22 


— 


2 


6 


1 


— 


— 


1 


14 


16 


Pneumonia 


215 


6 


38 


50 


2 


1 


14 


24 


124 


133 


Diphtheria 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


3 


— 


1 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


2 


2 


Measles 


11 


— 


2 


8 


~ 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


10. 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


2 


-- 


~ 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


2 


— 


2 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


4 


— 


2 


4 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


Poliomyelitis 


9 


-- 


-- 


2 


6 


1 


-- 


-- 


-- 


8 


Rheumatic fever 


5 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


— 


-- 


-- 


4 


3 


Scarlet fever 


1 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


— 


1 


Syphilis 


38 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


-- 


26 


11 


!?: 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


144 


-- 


— 


1 


1 


3 


24 


50 


65 


90 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


133 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


21 


46 


63 


84' 


Other communicable diseases 


9 


— 


1 


1 


— 


1 


2 


3 


2 


7; 


Accidents— all forms, total 


687 


3 


7 


25 


26 


79 


181 


162 


214 


378' 


Motor vehicle 


193 


— 


-- 


5 


13 


45 


53 


49 


28 


12ii 


Home 


155 


2 


6 


12 


2 


2 


6 


18 


115 


99' 


Occupational 


192 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


17 


99 


71 


5 


77 


Public 


147 


1 


1 


8 


11 


15 


23 


24 


66 


81 


Arteriosclerosis 


233 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


1 


-- 


2 


15 


215 


143 


Cancer 


1,053 


— 


— 


2 


7 


8 


63 


321 


652 


599 


Diabetes 


227 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


5 


65 


155 


135 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


277 


3 


16 


20 


7 


4 


15 


82 


149 


152 


Appendicitis 


26 


— 


— 


-- 


3 


-- 


3 


9 


11 


17 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


55 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


3 


16 


36 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


25 


2 


10 


14 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


7 U 11 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


53 


— 


5 


5 


— 


1 


2 


16 


29 I 23 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


50 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


2 


3 


20 


25 


30 


Coite r —exophthalmic 


10 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


5 


4 


5 


Heart disease, total 


2,780 


2 


2 


3 


2 


6 


75 


624 


2,070 


1,644 


Coronary 


934 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


43 


294 


595 


555 


Chronic rheumatic 


134 


1 


1 


1 


-- 


2 


17 


36 


78 


73 


Homicide 


18 


— 


-- 


-- 


1 


2 


9 


5 


1 


10 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


876 


2 


2 


3 


— 


— 


16 


156 


701 


548 


Nephritis 


406 


— 


— 


1 


3 


6 


15 


83 


298 


248 


Prostatic disease 


41 


— 


— 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


3 


38 


33 


Suicide 


77 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


-- 


2 


20 


28 


27 


46 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


377 


4 


14 


22 


17 


12 


42 


91 


193 


229 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


4 


"" 


— 




i 


2 




1 


1 


I 



L951 Series, Nos. 1 - 4 



19 



CRUDE MORTALITY RATES FOR SELECTED CAUSES, 

ILLINOIS, 1921 -1951 

121-1939 rates based on deaths occurring in Illinois and 1940-1951 rates based on Illinois resident deaths 

(per 100,000 estimated mid-year population) 









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disease 











































































































































































































































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350 
300 
250 

200 
150 

















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200 
180 

160 

140 

120 
110 
100 
90 
80 



1921 1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



1945 



1921 1925 



1940 



1951 



- 




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/ 


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95 
90 
85 
80 
75 
70 




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100 
90 

80 
75 
70 
65 
60 



1921 1925 



1930 



1935 



1940 



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1951 



1921 1925 



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30 
25 

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These are RATIO charts, an equal vertical distance represents an equal PERCENTAGE change in rate 



THE SIX MAJOR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS 

ESTIMATED POPULATION AS OF JULY I. 1951 



STATE OF ILLINOIS 8,865,947 

REGION 1 - CHICAGO METROPOLITAN 

REGION 5,230,838 

Cook County 4,581,910 

Berwyn . .' 51,872 

Blue Island 17,901 

Brookfield 16,390 

Calumet City..... 16,140 

Chicago 3,670,173 

Chicago Heights 25,056 

Cicero . . 68,260 

Des Plaines 15,415 

Elmwood Park 19,477 

Evanston 74,928 

Evergreen Park 10,751 

Forest Park . . . 15,050 

Harvey 21,187 

La Grange 12,348 

Maywood 27,709 

Melrose Park 13,810 

Oak Park 63,552 

Park Ridge '. 17,589 

River Forest 10,898 

Skokie ■ 15,312 

Wilmette 18,364 

Winnetka 12,138 

Du Page County 164,846 

♦Downers Grove 12,101 

.,-Elmhurst 22,704 

Wheaton 11,910 

Kane County 155,421 

Aurora 51,346 

Elgin . . . : 43,367 

Lake County 190,364 

Highland Park 17,285 

Waukegan 39,823 

Will County 138,297 

Joliet 53,351 



REGION 2 - NORTHERN 

REGION 908,557 

Boone County 17,412 

Bureau County 37,785 

Carroll County 19,216 

De Kalb County 42,022 

De Kalb City 11,990 

Grundy County 19,384 

Henry County 47,029 

Kewanee 16,867 

Jo Daviess County 21,642 

Kankakee County 74,852 

Kankakee City 26,464 

Kendall County 12,299 

La Salle County 101,199 

La Salle City 12,058 

Ottawa 17,190 

Streator 16,754 

Lee County 36,973 

Dixon 11,679 

Mc Henry. County 52,879 

Ogle County 34,029 

Putnam County 4,677 

Rock Island County 137,307 

East Moline 14,233 

Moline 38,076 

Rock Island City 49,675 

Stephenson County 41,807 

Freeport 22,588 

Whiteside County 50,509 

Sterling 13,143 

Winnebago County 157,536 

Rockford '. 94,407 



REGION 3 - PEORIA METROPOLITAN 
• REGION 258,093 

Peoria County 178,635 

Peoria City 113,297 

Tazewell County 79,458 

Pekin 22,271 




INDICATES 
CITY OF OVER 10,00*0 
POPULATION 



REGION 4 - CENTRAL 
REGION 

Adams County 

Quincy 

Brown County 

Calhoun County. . . . 

Cass County 

Champaign County . 

Champaign City . . 

Urbana 

Christian County . . 

Clark County 

Coles C ounty 

Mattoon 

Cumberland County 
De Witt County . . . . 
Douglas County. . . . 

Edgar County 

Ford County ...... 

Fulton County 

Canton 

Greene C ounty . . . . 
Hancock County ... 
Henderson County 
Iroquois County . . . 
Jersey County . . . . 
Knox County 

Galesburg 

Livingston County . 
Logan County 

Lincoln 



1,393,590 



64 
41 
7 
6 
14 
111 
42 
24 
38 
17 
40 
17 
10 
16 
16 
23 
16 
43 
12 
18 
25 
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32 
15 
54 
31 
37 
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748 
749 
066 
728 
964 
700 
537 
353 
978 
,012 
992 
900 
417 
754 
,652 
,649 
097 
723 
012 
725 
,717 
368 
,450 
,589 
721 
866 
717 
276 
489 



Mc Donough County 

Macomb 

Mc Lean County . . . 

Bloomington 

Macon County 

Decatur 

Macoupin County .. 
Marshall County . . 

Ma'son County 

Menard County .... 
Mercer County .... 
Montgomery County 
Morgan County .... 

Jacksonville 

Moultrie County . . . 

Piatt County 

Pike County 

Sangamon County . . 

Springfield 

Schuyler County . . . 

Scott County 

Shelby County 

Stark County 

Vermilion County. . 

Danville 

Warren County .... 

Monmouth 

Woodford County . . 



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10 
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34 

102 
67 
43 
13 
15 
9 
17 
32 
35 
20 
13 
13 
21 

133 

82 

9 

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692 
065 
509 
899 
639 
618 
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339 
557 
359 
190 
920 
581 
,169 
910 
889 
496 
,816 
363 
,068 
244 
,721 
,380 
,165 
,103 
,355 
,758 



REGION 5 - E.ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN 

REGION ' 400,646 

Madison County ' 187,767 

Alton 32,794 

Collinsville 12,035 

Granite City 30,681 

Wood fliver 10,395 

St. Clair County .' . 212,879 

Belleville - 33,668 

E . St. Louis 83,632 



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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

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REGION 
Alexander County 

Cairo 

Bond County 

Clay County 

Clinton County 

Crawford County 

Edwards County, 

Effingham County 

Fayette County 

Franklin County 

West F rankf ort 

Gallatin County 

Hamilton County 

Hardin County 

Jackson County 

Carbondale 

Jasper County 

Jefferson County 

Mt. Vernon 

Johnson County 

Lawrence County . 

Marion County '. 

Centralia 

Massac County 

Monroe County 

Perry Co-unty 

Pope Coifnty 

Pulaski County 

Randolph County 

Richland County 

Saline County 

Harrisburg 

Union County 

Wabash County ^ 

Washington County f 

Wayne County / 

White County /.*^ 

Williamson County *.j — 

Marion L-*-^ 

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674,223 

20,120 
12,097 
14,168 
17,482 
22,9.26 
21,150 

9,071 
21,684 
24,215 
48,324 
11,369 

9,715 
12,193 

7,515 
38,204 
11,036 
12,084 
'36,147 
15,797 

8,622 
20,434 
41,140 
13,104 
13,501 
13,348 
21,511 

5,667 
13,474 
31,484 
16,915 
33,135 
11,016 
20,707 

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2&895V 

21,058 
48,202 
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BUREAU OF STATISTICS 



952 Series 



Springfield, Illinois 



October 15, 1953 



£N6TH OF LIFE INCREASES AND FERTILITY RATES REMAIN HIGH 



Resident live births in Illinois totaled 
05,444 during 1952, 4,500 more than in 1951, 
nd 10,000 more babies than were born in 1947, 
rhen the birth rate was at its peak. The 1952 
tve birth rate of 23.0 per 1,000 population is 
nly exceeded by the 1947 rate of 24.2, and this 
s the sixth year out of the last seven in which 
fie rate exceeded 22 per 1,000. Only in 1950, 
ras the rate less than 22 per 1,000 (21.7), and 
uringthis seven year period more than 1,300,000 
esident live births have been recorded. 

The average crude birth rate per 1,000 
opulation for the period 1939-1941 was 15.9, 
fhile the average rate for 1949-1951 was 22.2, 
n increase of 39.6 percent. Mothers of all ages 
re having children at a higher rate than they 
'ere ten years ago. The average age of mothers 
aving their first child has decreased, while 
lothers at older ages are producing more sec- 
nd and third born children than they were ten 
ears ago. Fertility rates classified by the age 
f the mother, as shown in Table XV, indicate 
tie great change in reproduction rates which has 
ccurred during the past decade. Especially 
triking is the fact that nonwhite females aged 
5-29 years are reproducing in 1949-1951 at 
vice the rate recorded during 1939-1941. The 
ate of reproduction for white women aged 15-19 
ears has increased almost 75 per cent during 
tie same period. 



The U.S. Bureau of the Census estimated 
the white net reproduction rate for Illinois dur- 
ing 1935-1940 to be only 816 per 1,000. That is, 
1,000 women born at the same time would pro- 
duce only 816 daughters before they all had died 
or reached the end of their reproduction period. 
The pr o vi s ional net reproduction rates for 
Illinois, based on current fertility rates for 
daughters born during 1949-1951, and life tables 
for white and nonwhite females for the same 
period, are 1,276 per 1,000 for whites, and 1,501 
per 1,000 for nonwhites. This is quite a dif- 
ferent picture from the 1930's when demogra- 
phers feared that the population would not be 
able to replace itself and would therefore de- 
crease. 

The record number of births was accom- 
panied by a slight improvement in maternal, in- 
fant, and stillbirth death rates. (See Table I.) 
While the saving of lives due to these causes 
was only slightly better than in 1951, all of these 
rates are at record lows for Illinois. These 
rates reflect a continued trend in the lessening 
of mortality due to pregnancy and in the first 
year of life. 

The crude general death rate of 10.6 per 
1,000 inhabitants is slightly higher than the 1951 
rate of 10.5, the same as the 1950 rate, but low- 
er than any year previous to 1950. This stabili- 

CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 



Table I. -- MATERNAL, INFANT, AND STILLBIRTH MORTALITY RATES: 
ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1952, 1951, 1950, AND 1940 

(Rates per 1,000 live births) 





Number 




R a 


t e 






1952* 


1951 


1950 


1940 


1952* 


1951 


1950 


1940 


laternal causes 


98 


124 


129 


359 


0.5 


0.6 


0.7 


2.9 


•remature births 


1,795 


1,783 


1,713 


1,514 


8.7 


8.9 


9.0 


12.1 


eonatal deaths 


3,721 


3,776 


3,580 


2,978 


18.1 


18.8 


18.9 


23.9 


ifant deaths 


5,115 


5,023 


4,855 


4,355 


24.9 


25.0 


25.6 


34.9 


tillbirths 


3,275 


3,270 


3,084 


3,158 


15.9 


16.3 


16.3 


25.3 



*1952 figures are provisional. 



^BULLETIN 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS: ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1943 - 195 2 
Tabic II. - NUMBER OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND REPORTED CASES 

* (Cases are those reported to Illinois health officers.) 



International 

list number 

5th revision 

1939 



LIVE BIRTHS 

DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 

MATERNAL AND INFANT DEATHS 

Maternal causes 140-150 

Neonatal deaths All causes 

Infant deaths All causes 
Premature birth 159 

Diarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 yrs.) 119 

EXTERNAL CAUSES 

Accidents - all forms 1 69 - 195 
• Motor vehicle accidents 1 70 

Homicide 1 65 - 1 68 

Suicide 1 63 - 164 

GENERAL CAUSES 

Appendicitis 121 

Arteriosclerosis 97 

Cancer 45 - 55 

Cerebral hemorrhage | 83 

Cirrhosis of the liver 124 

Diabetes mellilus 61 

Diarrhea and enteritis (2 yrs. & over) 120 

Piseases of infancy, total 157 - 161 

Goiter 63b 

Heart disease 90 - 95 

Hernia and intestinal obstruction 122 

Nephritis 130 - 132 

Prostatic disease 137 

Stomach, duodenal ulcers 1 1 7 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 
Chickenpox Deaths 38c 

Cases 
Diphtheria Deaths 10 

Cases 
Dysentery * Deaths 27 

Casesf 

Encephalitis - Deaths 37 

Cases 
Influenza Deaths 33 

Cases 
Malaria - Dcalhs 28 

Cases 

Measles Deaths 35 

Cases 
Meningitis (Meningococcus) Deaths 6 

Case- 
Mumps Deaths 44c 

Cases 

Paratyphoid Deaths 2 

Case's 
Pneumonia, all forms Deaths 107 - 109 

Cases 
Poliomyelitis Deaths 36 

Cases 

Rabies Deaths 38h 

Cases 
Rheumatic fever (acute) Deaths 58 

Cases § 
Rocky Mt. spotted fever Deaths 3!!, 

Ca<c« 

Scarlet fever Deaths 8 

Cases 
Smallpox Deaths 34 

Cases 
Tetanus Deaths 12 

Cases 

Tuberculosis, all forms — Deaths 13-22 

Cases 
Tularemia Deaths 26a 

Cases 
Typhoid fever Deaths 1 

Cases 

Undulant fever-- Deaths 5 

Cases i 

Whooping cough Deaths 

Cases 

VENEREAL DISEASES 
Gonococcus infection Deaths 25 

Cases J 
Syphilis - Deaths 

Cases J 



1943 



1944 



153,182 
91,257 

311 
3,433 
5,108 
1,697 

268 

5,125 

1,274. 

296 

831 

517 

1,523 

11,959 

7,211 

901 

2,590 

139 
3,634 

231 
31,481 

830 
6,876 

636 
615 



12 



29 



3 

.,648 

79 

587 

30 

152 

29 

8^ 

650 

,096 

10 

122 

53 

,694 

161 

79-! 



1 

1? 

,209 

,419 

156 

,576 

2 

1 
7? 

2 
12 

21 
,989 

68 
31 
44 

,326 

,740 

l 1 
55 1 
10 | 
121 

6 
306 
101 ' 
,459 ; 

I 

4 

,580 

866 

,680 



139,781 
87,632 

253 
3,081 
4,565 
1,325 i 

199' 



1945 



136,676 
89,306 

249 
2,983 
4,340 
1,367 

211 



6,799 

875 

2,621 

126 

3,351 

222 

30,734 

851 

6,138 

651 
614 

6 

16,498 

21 

315 

36 ■ 
204: 

37 . 
78; 

5 35 

1,439 

A 

2) 

84 

19,451 

19-1 

996 

4 

6,268 

2 

9 
2,772 
8,51.7 

38 
560 

2 

2 

70 

J99 

2 

1 > 

21 
11,731 

12 
21 

30 j 

3,197 
7,967 I 
10 

91 J 
12 ! 
102 

5 
322: 

4/| 
3,194 



22,580 

855 

25,165 



1946 



5,107l 5,250 

1,317 I 1,505 

305 1 355] 

7591 858J 

519' 406' 

1,537 1,633 

12,328 12,652 



7,267 

897 

2,710 

96 

3,217 

226 

31,927 

/54 

6,153 

565 

605 



10,510 
15 

194 
28 

324 

45 

68 

350i 

1,018 



10 

7,930 

131 

611 

2 

7,205 

1 ' 

9 

2,9)1 

6,813 

101 

1,104 



2 

3 

72 

2 75 

18 

24 
10,521 

12 
19 
32 j 

3,159 ' 

6,305 j 

5 I 

131 I 

9 
87 
I 
4 
324 
56 j 
4,106 [ 

6 

27,117 

796 

21,675 



1947 



174,202 
89,150 

238 
4,006 
5,281 
1,984 

190 

5,598 
1,872 

473 

94 3 

i 

356 313 

1,546 1,447 

12,820 13,500 

7,131 7,538 

997 1,163 

2,573' 2,786 



195,328 
93,507 

205 
4,250 
5,667 
2,000 

182 

6,022 

2,011 

421 



95 

4,236 

203 

31,673 

750 

5,623 

590 

540 



6 

11,717 

32 

469 

25 

236 

23' 

57 

242 

jj/.'j 

13 

3/ 

5 

25,915 

75 

<6- 

1 

5,290 



1 
10 
.8.6 
287 
182 
,554 



1 
2 

60 

320 

3 

41 

8 
6,397 

6 
12 
37 

3,020 j 

6,587 I 

9 ; 

981 

9 ! 

106 

2 

4 78 

30 
5,431 I 

I 
1 
61 
37,956 
758 
23,701 



1948 





44 


4 


795 




4 


32 


794 




682 


19 


(60 



184,553 
91,254 

146 
3,789 
5,112 
1,950 

170 

5,784 

1,948 

482 



104 

4,494 

179 

34,5 04 

722 

5,305 

579 
616 



3 

14,272 

12 

169 

24 

326 

24 

60 

245 

1,125 

6 

11 



8,341 

46 

204 

6,492 



6 

3,076 

4,754 

28 

860 



49 
186 



1 
4,063 



30 j 

2,845 1 
7, 772 I 

1 ' 
124^ 

10; 
139 ' 

6, 
554 : 



1949 



189,169 
92,521 

147 
3,834 
5,185 
1,890 

248 



7,260, 
1,210: 
2,794 : 

77 

4,123 

162 

34,178 

666 

5,135 

5 3 7' 
6;9 

6 

15,926 

9 

87 ; 

16: 
502i 

2o! 

81 

138 

172 

6 



41,901' 

54 

214 

2 1 

11 ,74« 

3 

10 

2,622 

5,070 

63 

1.104 



43- 

157 

2 

17 l 



9 
20 

2,657 ; 
6,982 ' 
?i 
57 
4 
93 ! 
5 
513 
28 
2,202 

4 

28,725 

614 

17,005 



1950 



5,442 

1,817 
414 

891 j 1,007 



270 259 

1,403 1,523 

13,863! 14,141 



7,260 
1,254. 
2,915 j 

94 j 
4,113! 

166 ; 

35,173i 

659 1 

4,900 

497 I 

674 



51 
16,294 I 

4 1 

50 

24 

617 

21 

59 

78 

311 

5 

3; 

7 

5,820 

53 

200 

1 , 

8,542 



2,812 
4,966 

246 ' 
2,910 

2 : 
2 

34 

322 

3 

15 

3,991 ' 



11 

? 7 
2,518 ; 
7,956 

75 

1 

101 

1 

514 

27 

3,936 

6 

25,080 

631 

13,904 



1951 



189,628 
92,260 

129 
3,580 
4,855 
1,713 

164 



5,414 

2,050 

409 



242! 

1,552; 

14,430' 

7,648' 

1,333 

3,140 

85 

3,950 

157 

35,3U 

582 

4,720 

473 
689 

7 
13,293 

1 : 

60 

22 

781 

23 

50 

108 

422 

4 

4 



19,233 

49 

223 

2 

6,973 



549 
959 

130 
941 



32 

187 

3 

13 



1 

442 

22 

3,339 

2 

21,037 

558 

11,264 



201,082 
93,254 

124 
3,776 
5,023 
1,783 

143 

5,696 

2,024 

380 

898 



211 
1,631 

14,786 



1952* 



205,444 
94,173 

98 
3,721 
5,115 
1,795 

142 

5,967 

2,220 

400 



189 

1,493 

15,103 



8,017! 8,053 
1,2961 1,362 
3,206: 3,299 



92 

4,157 

133 



473 
677 



15,437 

1 

28 

19 

882 : 

25 

22 

111 

243 

1 

5 

33 

18,164 

58 

219 

2 

6,979 



2,550 

2,977 

104 

1,704 



36 

196 
1 
6 

1 
,810 



445 : 
!5 
1,452 j 



23,810 

492 

9,669 



90 

4,104 

104 



36,053 36,380 

571 543 

4,448 4,214 



441 
699 

6 

15,540 

2 

14 

21 

766 

22 

33 

103 

161 

1 

6 

29 

32,239 

78 

282 

1 

10,751 

10 

2,665 

2,831 

251 

4,002 

1 

1 

30 

238 



3,854 



7 


6' 


4 


21 


22; 


33 


2,221 


1,904 j 


1,670 


7,630 


6,949 1 


"''4,481 


2 i 


— 1 


1 


78 


74 : 


67 


1 : 


4 


2 


80 


5 7 


41 



1 

294 

7 

705 



19,874 

494 

7,553 



*1952 figures arc provisional. 
f* Intracranial lesions of vascular origin, 

^Amebiasis carriers included in the dysentery group, 1945-1952. 

SThe regulation requiring t:ie reporting of riieumatic fever ill downsiate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 
#Not available. 
Reduction in tuberculosis cases due primarily to policy change by City of Chicago as to criteria for counting cases. Cases reported for Clucago in 1952 were 
only 50 per -ent of the 1951 figure. The 195? Stale total will be increased when Chicago suspects are reclassified as cases. 
^Includes Out-of-State cases reported by downstate agencies. 



1952 Series 



BASIC HEALTH STATISTICS 



ILLINOIS RESIDENTS 



19 4 3 



19 5 2 



Table III. 



NATALITY 



MORBIDITY, AND MORT A'L I T Y RATES 



(Based on births and deaths of Illinois residents, and cases reported to Illinois health officers. The birth rate and rate for mortality all causes are per 1,000 popu- 
lation. Maternal and infant causes, except diarrhea and enteritis, are per 1,000 live births. All other rates are per lOD.OOO population. Population estimated for each 
year as of July 1 .) 





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5th revision 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


1948 


1949 


1950 


1951 


1952* 




1939 






















LIVE BIRTHS 




20.2 


18.3 


17.7 


22.2 


24.2 


22.3 


22.2 


21.7 


22.7 


23.0 


DEATHS - ALL CAUSES 




12.0 


11.5 


11.6 


11.1 


11.6 


11.0 


10.9 


10.6 


10.5 


10.6 


MATERNAL AND INFANT CAUSES 
























Maternal causes 


140 - 150 


2.0 


1.8 


1.8 


1.4 


1.0 


0.8 


0.8 


0.7 


0.6 


0.5 


Neonatal mortality 


All causes 


22.4 


22.0 


21.8 


23.0 


21.8 


20.5 


20.3 


18.9 


18.8 


18.1 


Infant mortality 


All causes 


33.3 


32.7 


31.8 


30.3 


29.0 


27.7 


27.4 


25.6 


25.0 


24.9 


Premature birth 


159 


11.1 


9.5 


10.0 


11.4 


10.2 


10.6 


10.0 


9.0 


8.9 


8.7 


Diarrhea and enteritis (Under 2 yrs.) 


119 


3.5 


2.6 


2.7 


2.4 


2.3 


2.1 


2.9 


1.9 


1.6 


1.6 


EXTERNAL CAUSES 
























Accidents - all forms 


169 - 195 


67.5 


66.9 


68.0 


71.5 


74.5 


69.8 


63.9 


62.0 


64.2 


66.9 


Motor vehicle accidents 


170 


16.8 


17.3 


19.5 


23.9 


24.9 


23.5 


21.3 


23.5 


22.8 


24.9 


Homicide 


165 - 168 


3.9 


4.0 


4.6 


6.0 


5.2 


5.8 


4.9 


4.7 


4.3 


4.5 


Suicide 


163 - 164 


10.9 


9.9 


11.1 


12.0 


11.7 


10.7 


11.8 


11.7 


10.1 


9.8 


GENERAL CAUSES 
























Appendicitis 


121 


6.8 


6.8 


5.3 


4.5 


3.9 


3.3 


3.0 


2.8 


2.4 


2.1 


A rteriosclerosis 


97 


20.1 


20.1. 


21.2 


19.7 


17.9 


16.9 


17.9 


17.8 


18.4 


16.7 


Cancer 


45 - 55 


157.5 


161.6 


163.9 


163.7 


167.0 


167.2 


166.1 


165.3 


166.8 


169.4 


Cerebral hemorrhage f 


83 


95.0 


89.1 


94.1 


91.1 


93.3 


87.6 


85.3 


87.6 


90.4 


90.3 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


11.9 


11.5 


11.6 


12.7 


14.4 


14.6 


14.7 


15.3 


14.6 


15.3 


Diabetes mellitus 


61 


34.1 


34.4 


35.1 


32.9 


34.5 


33.7 


34.2 


36.0 


36.2 


37.0 


Diarrhea and enteritis (2 yrs. &. over) 


120 


1.8 


1.7 


1.2 


1.2 


1.3 


0.9 


1.1 


1.0 


1.0 


1.0 


Diseases of infancy, total 


157 - 161 


47.9 


43.9 


41.7 


54.1 


55.6 


49.7 


48.3 


45.2 


46.9 


46.0 


Goiter 


63b 


3.0 


2.9 


2.9 


2.6 


2.2 


2.0 


2.0 


1.8 


1.5 


1.2 


Heart disease 


90 - 95 


414.6 


402.8 


413.5 


404.5 


426.9 


412.2 


413.2 


404.4 


406.6 


407.9 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


122 


10.9 


11.2 


9.8 


9.6 


8.9 


8.0 


7.7 


6.7 


6.4 


6.1 


Nephritis 


130 - 132 


90.6 


80.4 


79.7 


71.8 


65.6 


61.9 


57.6 


54.1 


50.2 


47.3 


Prostatic disease 


137 


8.4 


8.5 


7.3 


7.5 


7.2 


6.5 


5.8 


5.4 


5.3 


4.9 


Stomach, duodenal ulcers 


117 


8.1 


8.0 


7.8 


6.9 


7.6 


7.7 


7.9 


7.9 


7.6 


7.8 


COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 
























Chicken pox Deaths 


38e 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


Cases 




166.6 


216.2 


136.1 


149.6 


176.6 


192.1 


191.4 


152.2 


174.1 


174.3 


Diphtheria Deaths 


10 


1.0 


0.3 


0.2 


0.4 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Cases 




7.7 


4.1 


2.5 


6.0 


2.1 


1.0 


0.6 


0.7 


0.3 


0.2 


Dysentery Deaths 


27 


0.4 


0.5 


0.4 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


Cases X 




2.0 


2.7 


4.2 


3.0 


4.0 


6.1 


7.2 


8.9 


9.9 


8.6 


Encephalitis :- Deaths 


37 


0.4 


0.5 


0.6 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


Cases 




1.1 


1.0 


0.9 


0.7 


0.7 


1.0 


0.7 


0.6 


0.2 


0.4 


Influenza Deaths 


33 


8.6 


7.0 


4.5 


3.1 


3.0 


1.7 


0.9 


1.2 


1.3 


1.2 


Cases 




27.6 


18.9 


13.2 


4.4 


13.9 


2.1 


3.7 


4.8 


2.7 


1.8 


Malaria Deaths 


28 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Cases 




1.6 


0.3 


0.1 


0.5 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


Measles Deaths 


35 


0.7 


1.1 


0.1 


0.6 


0.1 


1.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.4 


0.3 


Cases 




391.1 


254.9 


102.7 


332.0 


103.2 


505.4 


68.4 


220.3 


204.9 


361.5 


Meningitis (Meningococcus) Deaths 


6 


2.1 


2.5 


1.7 


1.0 


0.6 


0.7 


0.6 


0.6 


0.7 


0.9 


Cases 




10.4 


13.1 


7.9 


4.6 


2.5 


2.6 


2.3 


2.6 


2.5 


3.2 


Mumps Deaths 


44c 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Cases 




93.6 


82.1 


93.3 


67.6 


80.3 


141.7 


100.3 


79.9 


78.7 


120.6 


, Paratyphoid Deaths 


2 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


Cases 




0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


Pneumonia, all forms Deaths 


107 - 109 


42.3 


36.3 


38.0 


36.2 


38.1 


31.6 


33.0 


29.2 


28.8 


29.9 


Cases 




150.4 


112.3 


88.2 


80.3 


58.8 


61.1 


58.3 


44.2 


33.6 


31.7 


Poliomyelitis Deaths 


36 


2.1 


0.5 


1.3 


2.3 


0.3 


0.8 


2.9 


1.5 


1.2 


2.8 


Cases 




20.8 


7.3 


14.3 


32.6 


10.6 


13.3 


34.2 


22.2 


19.2 


44.9 


Rabies Deaths 


38b 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


Cases 




0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


0.0 


Rheumatic fever (acute) Deaths 


58 


1.0 


0.9 


0.9 


0.8 


0.6 


0.5 


0.4 


0.4 


0.4 


0.3 


Cases $ 




* 


5.2 


3.6 


4.1 


2.3 


1.9 


3.3 


2.1 


2.2 


2.7 


Rocky Mt. spotted fever Deaths 


39c 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0' 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


Cases 




0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.5 


0.4 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


Scarlet fever Deaths 


8 


0.3 


0.3 


0.3 


0.1 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


Cases 




92.0 


153.7 


136.3 


81.7 


50.3 


54.4 


46.9 


23.9 


31.7 


43.2 


Smallpox Deaths 


34 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


Cases 




0.9 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.0 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


Tetanus Deaths 


12 


0.4 


0.3 


0.2 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


Cases 




0.6 


0.4 


0.4 


0.5 


0.4 


0.2 


0.4 


0.2 


0.2 


0.4 


Tuberculosis, all forms Deaths 


13-22 


43.8 


41.9 


40.9 


38.6 


35.2 


32.0 


29.6 


25.4 


21.5 


18.7 


Cases 




115.1 


104.4 


81.7 


84.1 


96.2 


84.2 


93.5 


87.4 


78.4 


**50.2 


Tularemia Deaths 


26a 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


Cases 




0.7. 


1.2 


1.7 


1.3 


1.5 


0.7 


0.9 


0.9 


0.8 


0.8 


Typhoid fever Deaths 


1 


0.1 


0.2 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


Cases 




1.6 


1.3 


1.1 


1.4 


1.7 


1.1 


1.2 


0.9 


0.6 


0.5 


Undulant fever Deaths 


5 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


Cases 




4.0 


4.2 


4.2 


6.1 


6.9 


6.2 


6.0 


5.1 


5.0 


3.3 


Whooping cough Deaths 


9 


1.3 


0.6 


0.7 


0.4 


0.5 


0.3 


0.3 


0.3 


0.2 


0.1 


Cases 




98.2 


41.9 


53.2 


69.4 


59.3 


26.6 


46.2 


38.2 


16.4 


7.9 


VENEREAL DISEASES 
























Gonococcus infection Deaths 


25 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.1 


0.0 


0.0 


0.1 


0.0 


-0- 


0.0 


Cases J 




284.2 


295.9 


351.2 


484.7 


405.8 


346.5 


294.6 


240.9 


268.6 


222.9 


Syphilis Deaths 


30 


11.4 


11.2 


10.3 


9.7 


8.4 


7.4 


7.4 


6.4 


5.5 


5.5 


Cases J 




377.7 


329.8 


280.7 


302.7 


239.5 


205.1 


163.3 


129.0 


109.1 


84.7 



*1952 figures are provisional. 
■{■Intracranial lesions of vascular origin. 

^Amebiasis carriers included in the dysentery group, 1945-1952. 

§The regulation requiring the reporting of rheumatic fever in downstate Illinois only, went into effect July 1, 1943. 
#Not available. 
**See footnote on Table II. 
^Includes Out-of-State cases reported by downstate agencies. 



citeMSkumcsr 

^BULLETIN 



Table IV. -- BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN 1952 FOR COUNTIES AND THE LARGER CITIES 





Live Births 


Stillbirths t 


Deaths 




Live Births 


Still- 
births ' 


Deaths 




Resident 


Recorded 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec 


Res. 


Rec. 


ENTIRE STATE 


205,444 


202,315 


3,275 


3,295 


94,173 


92,868 


CUMBERLAND 


226 


33 








128 


76 
















DE KALB 


950 


1,096 


14 


14 


435 


450 


CHICAGO 


82,724 


82,884 


1,399 


1,411 


41,128 


37,469 


De Kalb City 


298 


568 


3 


8 


128 


169 


DOWNSTATE 


122,720 


119,431 


1,876 


1,884 


53,045 


55,399 


DE WITT 


389 


277 


4 


3 


206 


159 
















DOUGLAS 


371 


423 


6 


7 


192 


171 


ADAMS 


1,360 


1,608 


13 


17 


913 


992 


DU PAGE 


4,228 


2,782 


61 


42 


1,336 


1,210 


OUINCY 


932 


1,604 


11 


17 


606 


791 


Downers Grove 


374 


1 


4 


— 


123 


44 
















Elmhurst 


587 


2,060 


15 


31 


186 


337 


ALEXANDER 


420 


786 


11 


19 


290 


337 


Wheaton 


363 


5 


3 


— 


103 


56 


Cairo 


259 


762 


7 


18 


191 


281 






























EDGAR 


496 


446 


11 


12 


288 


276 


BOND 


301 


3 


3 


-- 


155 


78 


EDWARDS 


160 


30 


3 


1 


114 


65 


BOONE 


421 


514 


3 


7 


222 


209 


EFFINGHAM 


554 


501 


: 6 


2 


227 


203 


BROWN 


142 


16 


— 


— 


98 


64 


FAYETTE 


487 


563 


10 


12 


268 


258 


BUREAU 


823 


931 


14 


21 


448 


458 


FORD 


385 


208 


2 


1 


186 


157 


CALHOUN 


137 


30 


3 


1 


52 


35 


FRANKLIN 


795 


618 


4 


4 


548 


438 


CARROLL 


465 


374 


7 


6 


214 


168 


West Frankfort 


194 


11 


1 


1 


137 


140 


CASS 


302 


331 


1 


2 


210 


164 


FULTON 


894 


859 


10 


8 


490 


441 


CHAMPAIGN 


2,508 


3,390 


41 


58 


772 


846 


Canton 


264 


846 


2 


8 


183 


300 


Champaign City 
Urbana 


998 
612 


1,003 
1,380 


11 
12 


12 
22 


303 
175 


326 
299 


GALLATIN 


164 


29 


3 


1 


100 


47 
















GREENE 


388 


563 


4 


5 


208 


159 


CHRISTIAN 


881 


965 


12 


12 


416 


368 


GRUNDY 


497 


387 


7 


5 


211 


171 


CLARK 


320 


34 


1 


1 


204 


138 


HAMILTON 


194 


173 


— 


1 


119 


90 


CLAY 


370 


441 


8 


11 


170 


138 


HANCOCK 


546 


396 


11 


5 


352 


245 


CLINTON 


598 


430 


5 


5 


215 


166 


HARDIN 


150 


119 


6 


7 


78 


61 


COLES 


833 


1,049 


19 


19 


492 


479 


HENDERSON 


198 


3 


3 




89 


38 


Mattoon 


440 


782 


13 


16 


219 


222 






























HENRY 


1,071 


1,053 


14 


18 


550 


486 


COOK 
Bfrwyn 


105,773 
890 


104,126 
2,065 


1,729 

15 


1,715 
29 


49,240 
516 


47,519 
572 


Kewanee 


349 


776 


4 


13 


214 


267 


Blue Island 
Brookfield 


563 
387 


1,125 
1 


9 
4 


26 


189 
149 


311 
91 


IROQUOIS 


737 


592 


15 


13 


355 


288 


Calumet City 


525 


2 


4 


2 


131 


70 


JACKSON 


779 


1,093 


17 


23 


416 


417 


Chicago Heights 


767 


1,636 


14 


25 


235 


331 


Carbonoale 


205 


658 


3 


10 


101 


167 


Cicero 


1,305 


5 


21 


2 


649 


314 


JASPER 


282 


85 


2 


1 


130 


65 


Des Plainfs 


505 


1 


6 


— 


132 


56 
















Elmwood Park 


421 


2 


5 


— 


14*2 


63 


JEFFERSON 


729 


790 


11 


12 


381 


374 


EVANSTON 


1,544 


4,749 


20 


61 


770 


1,164 


Mt. Vernon 


380 


768 


5 


12 


217 


286 


Evergreen Park 


348 


4,385 


5 


48 


93 


586 
















F-vrfst Park 


346 


2 


7 


1 


182 


113 


JERSEY 


353 


28 


6 


1 


156 


102 


Harvey 
La Grange 


616 
429 


1,470 
2 


10 
5 


25 


204 
150 


201 
58 


JO DAVIESS 


535 


8 


4 


2 


271 


159 


Maywooo 


597 


6 


9 


— 


300 


154 


JOHNSON 


168 


55 


2 


2 


104 


75 


Melrose Park 


518 


743 


11 


9 


117 


184 


KANE 


3,663 


5,773 


51 


90 


1,580 


2,378 


Oak Park 


1,092 


4,904 


18 


68 


743 


920 


Aurora 


1,515 


2,825 


15 


39 


594 


740 


Park Ridge 
River Forest 


394 
147 


2 
2 


6 
3 


1 


151 
105 


80 
54 


Elgin 


863 


2,069 


21 


41 


447 


1,205 


Skokie 


597 


1 


7 


— 


126 


44 


KANKAKEE 


1,640 


1,711 


28 


25 


647 


1,544 


Wl LMETTE 
WlNNETKA 


306 
191 


1 


4 
5 


— 


201 
104 


147 
53 


Kankakee City 


666 


1,624 


7 


23 


320 


399 


CRAWFORD 


399 


364 


4 


5 


235 


197 


KENDALL 


294 


4 


4 


1 


135 


92 



See footnotes at end of table. 



1952 Series 



Table IV. -- BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN 1952 FOR COUNTIES AND THE LARGER CITIES. Continued 





Live Births 


Stillbirths ' 


Deaths 




Live Births 


Still- 
births' 


Deaths 




Resident 


Recorded 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


Res. 


Rec. 


KNOX 


1,176 


1,207 


16 


15 


623 


609 


PIKE 


458 


387 


8 


4 


260 


210 


Galesburg 


710 


1,203 


9 


15 


385 


479 


POPE 


91 


17 


2 


1 


63 


37 


LAKE 


5,233 


6,363 


94 


114 


1,585 


1,715 


PULASKI 


294 


112 


8 


4 


165 


94 


Highland Park 


385 


520 


8 


7 


144 


150 
















Waukegan 


1,149 


1,346 


20 


27 


389 


301 


PUTNAM 


114 


— 


3 


— 


59 


29 


LA SALLE 


2,364 


2,606 


26 


29 


1,155 


1,085 


RANDOLPH 


597 


865 


7 


12 


350 


391 


La Salle CiTr 
Ottawa 


235 
464 


435 
812 


2 
7 


3 
11 


137 
226 


157 
231 


RICHLAND 


348 


467 


3 


5 


182 


218 


Streator 


496 


919 


7 


12 


227. 


273 


ROCK ISLAND 


3,357 


3,433 


57 


58 


1,397 


1,626 


LAWRENCE 


366 


368 


6 


7 


219 


216 


East Moline 
Moline 


321 
1,093 


6 
2,510 


7 
19 


46 


124 

464 


343 
641 


LEE 


723 


760 


7 


8 


365 


546 


Rock Island 


1,136 


913 


17 


12 


558 


448 


Dixon 


305 


670 


3 


8 


143 


221 
















LIVINGSTON 


831 


815 


8 


7 


406 


498 


ST. CLAIR 
Belleville 


5,669 
1,135 


5,281 
1,311 


88 
16 


99 

23 


2,234 
394 


2,085 
492 


LOGAN 


565 


607 


13 


14 


304 


417 


E. St. Louis 


2,218 


2,881 


35 


58 


1,065 


1,119 


Lincoln 


248 


604 


6 


14 


149 


292 
















MC DONOUGH 
Macomb 


570 
236 


580 
144 


19 
11 


18 
4 


348 
140 


352 
88 


SALINE 
Harrisburg 


543 
181 


877 
462 


6 
4 


8 
4 


391 
119 


407 

154 


MC HENRY 


1,319 


780 


28 


21 


560 


467 


SANGAMON 
Springfield 


3,204 
1,861 


3,711 
3,705 


46 
29 


57 

57 


1,500 
1,012 


1,753 
1,536 


MC LEAN 


1,804 


2,061 


29 


30 


842 


806 
















Bloom ington 


846 


1,795 


14 


23 


468 


543 


SCHUYLER 


187 


150 


2 


1 


109 


85 


MACON 


2,490 


2,851 


29 


33 


966 


1,092 


SCOTT 


147 


1 


2 


~ 


88 


37 


Decatur 


1,851 


2,851 


22 


33 


730 


963 


SHELBY 


526 


365 


8 


6 


271 


194 


MACOUPIN 


886 


337 


17 


5 


582 


363 


STARK 


197 


2 


4 


— 


98 


43 


MADISON 


4,938 


4,595 


100 


98 


1,747 


1,861 


STEPHENSON 


927 


1,296 


14 


23 


487 


515 


Alton 


843 


1,894 


15 


47 


394 


594 


Freeport 


514 


1,288 


5 


23 


305 


421 


collinsville 
Granite City 
Wood River 


35 3 
902 
289 


2 

1,268 

4 


5 

24 

2 


35 


146 

263 

67 


64 

289 

24 


TAZEWELL 
Pekin 


2,296 
572 


892 
877 


40 
6 


16 
16 


623 
219 


431 
220 
















UNION 


321 


384 


4 


4 


199 


426 


MARION 
Centralis 


885 
319 


1,056 
679 


13 
7 


16 
12 


497 

184 


486 
242 


VERMILION 
Danville 


2,041 
989 


2,257 
2,233 


39 
19 


44 

43 


1,017 
536 


1,043 
639 


MARSHALL 


287 


2 


7 


— 


168 


78 


WABASH 


323 


382 


— 


2 


149 


159 


MASON 


310 


12 


4 


— 


164 


66 


WARREN 


423 


584 


3 


7 


• 255 


272 


MASSAC 


354 


284 


2 


3 


180 


167 


Monmouth 


191 


409 


3 


5 


144 


186 


MENARD 


172 


10 


3 


— 


119 


51 


WASHINGTON 


260 


22 


4 


1 


189 


149 


MERCER 


382 


274 


5 


5 


202 


147 


WAYNE 


416 


580 


7 


14 


204 


233 


MONROE 


270 


1 


5 


— 


154 


79 


WHITE 


422 


76 


10 


1 


265 


163 


MONTGOMERY 


645 


929 


15 


17 


391 


478 


WHITESIDE 


1,387 


1,272 


14 


11 


522 


455 


MORGAN 


624 


936 


9 


17 


404 


798 


Sterling 


349 


949 


1 


4 


156 


223 


Jacksonville 


330 


928 


5 


17 


225 


720 






























WILL 


3,253 


3,244 


60 


59 


1,391 


1,364 


MOULTRIE 


282 


24 


2 


1 


204 


138 


JOLIET 


1,940 


3,234 


28 


55 


755 


933 


OGLE 


807 


428 


19 


8 


356 


283 


WILLIAMSON 


854 


634 


12 


8 


587 


619 


PEORIA 


4,363 


6,119 


66 


101 


1,753 


2,166 


Marion 


208 


16 


6 


3 


127 


80 


Peoria City 


2,689 


6,074 


40 


99 


1,243 


1,556 


WINNEBAGO 


4,479 


4,274 


60 


61 


1,428 


1,322 


PERRY 


389 


483 


3 


4 


252 


240 


Rockford 


2,450 


4,259 


37 


61 


1,012 


1,038 


PIATT 


314 


161 


3 


1 


170 


107 


WOODFORD 


578 


11 


10 


~ 


232 


146 



Note: "Resident" refers to births and deaths among residents of the area. "Recorded" refers to the births and deaths 
that took place in the area, irrespective of where the persons concerned may have usually resided. 

*The State totals include 7 live births, 13 stillbirths, and 96 deaths for which the specific place of residence within the 
State was not reported. 

fFetus having advanced to 5th month of uterogestation. 



^BULLETIN 



Table V 7- RESIDENT BIRTH, STILLBIRTH, AND DEATH RATES: SIX MAJOR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS. 1952 
(Birth and death rates are per 1,000 population. Stillbirth rates are per 1,000 live births.) 





Estimated 










Estimated 








. Area 


Population 

as of 
July 1, 1952 


Live Birth 
Rate 


Stillbirth 
Rate 


Death 
Rate 


Area 


Population 

as of 

July 1, 1952 


Live Birth 
Rate 


Stillbirth 
Rate 


Death 
Rate 


REGION 1 




















CHICAGO METROPOLITAN 


5,261,900 


23.2 


16.3 


10.5 


WINNEBAGO COUNTY 


160,000 


28.0 


13.4 


8.9 


COOK COUNTY 


4,604,400 


23.0 


16.3 


10.7 


ROCKFORD 


105,000 


23.3 


15.1 


9.6 


Berwyh 


52,000 


17.1 


16.9 


9.9 












Blue Island 


18,100 


31.1 


16.0 


10.4 


REGION III 










Brookfield 


16,500 


23.5 


10.3 


9.0 


PEORIA METROPOLITAN 


261,200 


25.5 


15.9 


9.1 


C»lumet City 
CHICAGO 


16,300 
3,686,900 


32.2 
22.4 


7.6 
16.9 


8.0 
11.2 


PEORIA COUNTY 
Peoria Ci ty 


180,200 
114,000 


24.2 
23.6 


15.1 
14.9 


9.7 
10.9 


Chicago Heights 


25,300 


30.3 


18.3 


9.3 












Cicero 


68,500 


19.1 


16.1 


9.5 


TAZEWELL COUNTY 


81,000 


28.3 


17.4 


7.7 


Oes Plaines 


15,700 


32.2 


11.9 


8.4 


Pekin 


21,000 


27.2 


10.5 


10.4 


Elhwooo Park 


19,600 


21.5 


11.9 


7.2 












Evans ton 

Evergreen Park 


74,200 
11,000 


20.8 
31.6 


13.0 
14.4 


10.4 
8.5 


REGION IV CENTRAL 


1,398,350 • 


21.9 


15.1 


11.1 • 


Forest Park 


15,100 


22.9 


20.2 


12.1 


ADAMS COUNTY 


64,800 


21.0 . 


9.6 


14.1 


Harvey 


21,300 


28.9 


16.2 


9.6 


QUINCY 


41,600 


22.4 


11.8 


14.6 


La Grange 


12,500 


34.3 


11.7 


12.0 


BROWN COUNTY 


7,050 


20.1 


-0- 


13.9 


Maywooo 


27,800 


21.5 


15.1 


10.8 












Melrose Park ' 


14,000 


37.0 


21.2 


8.4 


CALHOUN COUNTY 


6,700 


20.4 


21.9 


7.8 


Oak iark 


63,700 


17.1 


16.5 


11.7 


CASS COUNTY 


14,950 


20.2 


3.3 


14.0 


Park Ridge 


17,700 


22.3 


15.2 


8.5 












River Forest 


10,900 


13.5 


20.4 


9.6 


CHAMPAIGN COUNTY 


112,700 


22.3 


16.3 


6.9 


Skoki e 


15,700 


38.0 


11.7 


8.0 


Champaign City 


42,950 


23.2 


11.0 


7.1 


WlLMETTE 


18,400 


16.6 


13.1 


10.9 


Urban a 


24,600 


24.9 


19.6 


7.1 


WlNNETKA 


12,100 


15.8 


26.2 


8.6 






















CHRISTIAN COUNTY 


39,100 


22.5 


13.6 


10.6 


DU PAGE COUNTY 


167,700 


25.2 


14.4 


8.0 












Downers Grove 


12,650 


29.6 


10.7 


9.7 


CLARK COUNTY 


17,000 


18.8 


3.1 


12.0 


Elmhurst 


23,800 


24.7 


25.6 


7.8 


COLES COUNTY 


41,100 


20.3 


22.8 


12.0 


Wheaton 


12,950 


28.0 


8.3 


8.0 


Mattoon 


17,950 


24.5 


29.5 


12.2 


KANE COUNTY 


156,600 


23.4 


13.9 


10.1 


CUMBERLAND COUNTY 


10,400 


21.7 


-0- 


12.3 


Aurora 


51,900 


29.2 


9.9 


11.4 












Elgin 


43,610 


19.8 


24.3 


10.2 


DE WITT COUNTY 


16,750 


23.2 


10.3 


12.3 


LAKE COUNTY 


193,700 


27.0 


18.0 


8.2 


DOUGLAS COUNTY 


16,650 


22.3 


16.2 


11.5 


Highland Park 


17,500 


22.0 


20.8 


8.2 


EDGAR COUNTY 


23,650 


21.0 


22.2 


12.2 


Waukegan 


40,600 


28.3 


17.4 


9.6 






















FORD COUNTY 


16,100 


23.9 


5.2 


11.6 


WILL COUNTY 


139,500 


23.3 


18.4 


10.0 












Joli et 


54,100 


35.9 


14.4 


14.0 


FULTON COUNTY 


43,800 


20.4 


11.2 


11.2 












Canton 


12,050 


21.9 


7.6 


15.2 


REGION 1 1 










GREENE COUNTY 


18,700 


20.7 


10.3 


11.1 


NORTHERN REGION 


916,300 


24.2 


14.6 


10.3 






















HANCOCK COUNTY 


25,700 


21.2 


20.1 


13.7 


BOONE COUNTY 


17,500 


24.1 


7.1 


12.7 






















HENDERSON COUNTY 


8,350 


23.7 


15.2 


10.7 


BUREAU COUNTY 


37,800 


21.8 


17.0 


11.9 






















IROQUOIS COUNTY 


32,600 


22.6 


20.4 


10.9 


CARROLL COUNTY 


19,250 


24.2 


15.1 


11.1 




















JERSEY COUNTY 


15,650 


22.6 


17.0 


10.0 


DE KAL8 COUNTY 


42,300 


22.5 


14.7 


10.3 












De Kalb City 


12,100 


24.6 


10.1 


10.6 


KNOX COUNTY 


55,000 


21.4 


13.6 


11.3 












Galesburg 


32,050 


22.2 


12.7 


12.0 


GRUNDY COUNTY 


19,500 


25.5 


14.1 


10.8 












HENRY COUNTY 


47,250 


22.7 


13.1 


11.6 


LIVINGSTON COUNTY 


37,800 


22.0 


9.6 


10.7 


Kewanee 


16,950 


20.6 


11.5 


12.6 


LOGAN COUNTY 


31,350 


18.0 


23.0 


9.7 


JO DAVIESS COUNTY 


21,750 


24.6 


7.5 


12.5 


Lincoln 


14,550 


17.0 


24.2 


10.2 


KANKAKEE COUNTY 


75,500 


21.7 


17.1 


8.6 


MC DONOUGH COUNTY 


28,500 


20.0 


33.3 


12.2 


Kankakee City 


26,700 


24.9 


10.5 


12.0 


Macomb 


10,700 


22.1 


46.6 


13.1 


KENDALL COUNTY 


12,350 


23.8 


13.6 


10.9 


MC LEAN COUNTY 


77,500 


23.3 


16.1 


. 10.9 












Bloom i ngton 


34,700 


24.4 


16.5 


13.5 


LA SALLE COUNTY 


101,800 


23.2 


11.0 


11.3 












La Salle City 


12,200 


19.3 


8.5 


11.2 


MACON COUNTY 


104,000 


23.9 


11.6 


9.3 


Ottawa 


17,300 


26.8 


15.1 


13.1 


Decatur 


68,400 


27.1 


11.9 


10.7 


Streator 


16,850 


29.4 


14.1 


13.5 


MACOUPIN COUNTY 


43,650 


20.3 


19.2 


13.3 


LEE COUNTY 


37,100 


19.5 


9.7 


9.8 


MARSHALL COUNTY 


13,050 


22.0 


24.4 


12.9 


Dixon 


11,750 


26.0 


9.8 


12.2 






















MASON COUNTY 


15,350 


20.2 


12.9 


10.7 


MC HENRY COUNTY 


53,500 


24.7 


21.2 


10.5 






















MENARD COUNTY 


9,500 


18.1 


17.4 


12.5 


OGLE COUNTY 


34,250 


23.6 


23.5 


10.4 






















MERCER COUNTY 


17,400 


22.0 


13.1 


11.6 


PUTNAM COUNTY 


4,650 


24.5 


26.3 


12.7 






















MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


32,200 


20.0 


23.3 


12.1 


ROCK ISLAND COUNTY 


138,800 


24.2 


17.0 


10.1 










11.2 


East Moline 


14,350 


22.4 


21.8 


8.6 


MORGAN COUNTY 


36", 000 


17.3 


14.4 


MOLINE 


38,550 


28.4 


17.4 


12.0 


Jacksonville 


20,600 


16.0 


15.2 


10.9 


Rock Island City 


50,100 


22.7 


15.0 


11.1 


MOULTRIE COUNTY 


13,150 


21.4 


7.1 


15.5 


STEPHENSON COUNTY 


42,000 


22.1 


15.1 


11.6 


PIATT COUNTY 


13,900 


22.6 


9.6 


12.2 


Frceport 


22,650 


22.7 


9.7 


13.5 










11.9 












PIKE COUNTY 


21,850 


21.0 


17.5 


WHITESIDE COUNTY 


51,000 


27.2 


10.1 


10.2 


SANGAMON COUNTY 


134,400 


23.8 


14.4 


11.2 
12.1 


Sterling 




,fi . " 


2.9 


11.8 


Springfi eld 


83,300 


22.3 


15.6 



L952 Series 



Table V. -- RESIDENT BIRTH, STILLBIRTH, AND DEATH RATES: StX MAJOR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS, 1952, Continued 



(Birth and death 


rates are 


per 1,000 population. Stillbirth rates are per 1,000 live births.) 








Estimated 










Estimated 








Area 


Population 

as of 
July 1. 1952 


Live Birth 
Rate 


Stillbirth 
Rate 


Death 
Rate 


Area 


Population 

as of 
July 1, 1952 


Live Birth 
Rate 


Stillbirth 
Rate 


Death 
Rate 


SCHUYLER COUNTY 


9,350 


20.0 


10.7 


11.7 


GALLATIN COUNTY 


9,700 


16.9 


18.3 


10.3 


SCOTT COUNTY 


7,050 


20.9 


13.6 


12.5 


HAMILTON COUNTY 


12,200 


15,9 


-0- 


9.8 


SHELBY COUNTY 


24,200 


21.7 


15.2 


11.2 


HARDIN COUNTY 


7,500 


20.0 


40.0 


10.4 


STARK COUNTY 


8,700 


22.6 


20.3 


11.3 


JACKSON COUNTY 


38,350 


20.3 


21.8 


10.8 












Carbonoale 


11,100 


18.5 


14.6 


9.1 


VERMILION COUNTY 


88,700 


23.0 


19.1 


11.5 












Danville 


38,300 


25.8 


19.2 


14.0 


JASPER COUNTY 


12,000 


23.5 


7.1 


10.8 


WARREN COUNTY 
Monmouth 


22,100 
10,350 


19.1 
18.5 


7.1 
15.7 


11.5 
13.9 


JEFFERSON COUNTY. 
Mr. Vernon 


36,300 
15,850 


20.1 
24.0 


15.1 
13.2 


10.5 
13.7 


WOODFORD COUNTY 


21,900 


26.4 


17.3 


10.6 


JOHNSON COUNTY 


8,600 


19.5 


11.9 


12.1 


EGION V 










LAWRENCE COUNTY 


20,500 


17.9 


16.4 


10.7 


.ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN 


405,900 


26.1 


17.7 


9.8 






















MARION COUNTY 


41,200 


21.5 


14.7 


12.1 


MADISON COUNTY 


190,800 


25.9 


20.3 


9.2 


Central 1 a 


13,150 


24.3 


21.9 


14.0 


Alton 


33,400 


25.2 


17.8 


11.8 












COLLINSVILLE 


12,250 


28.8 


14.2 


11.9 


MASSAC COUNTY 


13,500 


26.2 


5.6 


13.3 


Granite City 


31,300 


28.8 


26.6 


8.4 


MONROE COUNTY 


13,350 


20.2 


18.5 


11.5 


Wood River 


10,700 


27.0 


6.9 


6.3 






















PERRY COUNTY 


21,500 


18.1 


7.7 


11.7 


ST. CLAIR COUNTY 


215,100 


26.4 


15.5 


10.4 












Belleville 


34,100 


33.3 


14.1 


11.6 


POPE COUNTY 


5,650 


16.1 


22.0 


11.2 


E. St. Louis 


84,450 


26.3 


15.8 


12.6 






















PULASKI COUNTY 


13,400 


21.9 


27.2 


12.3 


EGION VI SOUTHERN 


674,350 


19.7 


14.1 


U.3 


RANDOLPH COUNTY 


31,450 


19.0 


11.7 


11.1 


ALEXANDER COUNTY 


20,100 


20.9 


26.2 


14.4 


RICHLAND COUNTY 


16,900 


20.6 


8.6 


10.8 


Cairo 


12,200 


21.2 


27.0 


15.7 






















SALINE COUNTY 


33,100 


16.4 


11.0 


11.8 


BOND COUNTY 


14,150 


21.3 


10.0 


11.0 


HaRRI SOURS 


11,000 


16.5 


22.1 


10.8 


CLAY COUNTY 


17,450 


21.2 


21.6 


9.7 






















UNION COUNTY 


20,700 


15.5 


12.5 


9.6 


CLINTON COUNTY 


23,000 


26.0 


8.4 


9.3 






















WABASH COUNTY 


14,800 


21.8 


-0- 


10.1 


CRAWFORD COUNTY 


21,150 


18.9 


10.0 


11.1 












EDWARDS COUNTY 


9,050 


17.7 


18.8 


12.6 


WASHINGTON COUNTY 


14,350 


18.1 


15.4 


13.2 


EFFINGHAM COUNTY 


21,700 


25.5 


10.8 


10.5 


WAYNE COUNTY 


20,900 


19.9 


16.8 


9.8 


FAYETTE COUNTY 


24,200 


20.1 


20.5 


11.1 


WHITE COUNTY 


21,100 


20.0 


23.7 


12.6 


FRANKLIN COUNTY 


48,300 


16.5 


5.0 


11.3 


WILLIAMSON COUNTY 


48,200 


17.7 


14.1 


12.2 


West Frankfort 


11,350 


17.1 


5.2 


12.1 


Marion 


10,500 


19.8 


28.8 


12.1 



Table VI. -- CRUDE MORTALITY RATES FOR SELECTED 
CAUSES OF DEATH AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SIX 
MAJOR REGIONS OF ILLINOIS, 1952 



(Rates are provisional and 


per 100.00C 


popu 


ation) 




Causes 


State 
Rate 




R 


E G 


I O 


N 




I 


II 


III 


IV 


V 


VI 


11 causes 


1056 


1047 


1033 


910 


1111 


981 


1126 


eart disease 


408 


421 


369 


322 


416 


351 


399 


ancer 


169 


176 


160 


141 


172 


133 


159 


ntracranial lesions 
















of vascular origin 


90 


79 


103 


85 


115 


86 


115 


lotor vehicle 
















accidents 


25 


22 


29 


24 


28 


29 


35 


Ither accidents 


42 


36 


47 


46 


51 


51 


55 


ephritis 


47 


43 


53 


41 


56 


46 


60 


liseases of infancy 


46 


45 


51 


49 


42 


58 


44 


liabetes mellitus 


37 


38 


37 


29 


39 


28 


38 


'neumonia and 
















influenza 


31 


32 


28 


23 


29 


31 


34 


'uberculosis 


19 


24 


10 


10 


11 


14 


14 


Jirrhosis of the 
















liver 


15 


18 


11 


14 


10 


13 


8 



STATE OF ILLINOIS 

WILLIAM G. STRATTON 
GOVERNOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

ROLAND R. CROSS, M.D. 
DIRECTOR 



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RELEASED FOR THE USE OF PROFESSIONAL WORKERS IN HEALTH 



address mail for the HEALTH STATISTICS BULLETIN to 

O. K. SAGEN, PH.D., CHIEF 

BUREAU OF STATISTICS 



8 



^BULLETIN 



Continued from Page 1 
zation of the general death rate during the last 
three years indicates continued improvement, 
since the proportion of the population in the old- 
er age groups, where mortality is the highest, 
has continued to increase each year. 

Life tables for Illinois based on deaths 
during 1949-1951, and the estimated population 
as of July 1, 1950, indicate that several years 
have been added to the average length of life 
during the past decade. The average length of 
life increased from 62.86 to 66.08 years for 
white males; from 67.46 to 71.72 for white fe- 
males; from 52.26 to 58.02 for nonwhite males; 
and from 55.56 to 62.07 for nonwhite females. 
(The 1939-1941 figures for whites are from 
tables prepared by the Metropolitan Life Insur- 
ance Company for each State; the nonwhite fig- 
ures are those shown for Negroes in the U.S. 
Life Tables prepared by the Bureau of the Cen- 
sus, and all 1949-1951 figures are from life 
tables prepared by the Illinois Bureau of. Statis- 
tics.) This increase in longevity coupled with 
the current high fertility is resulting in a more 
rapid increase in population than was anticipated 



ten to twenty years ago, with heavy increases 
both in the very young and in the group over 65 
years of age. 

The causes of death which claimed the 
greatest number of lives in 1952, were the same 
as in 1951. (See Table VII.) Heart disease, can- 
cer, and intracranial lesions of vascular origin 
continue to be the three leading causes of death 
accounting for more than sixty per cent of all 
deaths. The crude mortality rates for heart 
disease, cancer, accidents, diabetes, acute res- 
piratory diseases, and cirrhosis of the liver all 
show slight increases over 1951 rate, while the 
rates for nephritis, tuberculosis, arterioscler- 
osis, and the diseases of infancy are lower than 
in 1951. Little change in the rate for intracra- 
nial lesions of vascular origin was noted in 1952. 

Deaths due to the controllable communi- 
cable diseases have in most* instances been re| 
duced. During 1952, no deaths were reported 
due to paratyphoid, Rocky Mountain spotted fe- 
ver, scarlet fever, or smallpox. This is the 
fifth consecutive year that no cases of smallpox 
have occurred in Illinois, and the fourteenth 
Continued on Page 16 



Table VII. -- NUMBER OF RESIDENT DEATHS AND CRUDE MORTALITY RATES 
FOR PRINCIPLE CAUSES: ILLINOIS, 1952, 1951, AND 1950 



Cause Group 


Int. List 

No. 
5th Rev. 


N 


u m b e 


r 


Rate* 


1952** 


1951 


1950 


1952** 


1951 


1950 


All causes 




94,173 


93,254 


92,260 


10.6 


10.5 


10.6 


Heart disease 


90-95 


36,380 


36,053 


35,311 


407.9 


406.6 


404,4 


Cancer 


45-55 


15,103 


14,786 


14,430 


169.4 


166.8 


165.3 


Intracranial lesions 
of vascular origin 


83 


8,053 


8,017 


7,648 


90.3 


90.4 


87.6 


Motor vehicle accidents 


170 


2,220 


2,024 


2,050 


24.9 


22.8 


23.5 


Other accidents 


169, 171-195 


3,747 


3,672 


3,364 


42.0 


41.4 


38.5 


Nephritis 


130-132 


4,214 


4,448 


4,720 


47.3 


50.2 


54.1 


Diseases of infancy 


157-161 


4,104 


4,157 


3,950 


46.0 


46.9 


45.2 


Diabetes mellitus 


61 


3,299 


3,206 


3,140 


37.0 


36.2 


36.0 


Pneumonia and influenza 


33, 107-109 


2,768 


2,661 


2,657 


31.0 


30.0 


30.4 


Tuberculosis, all forms 


13-22 


1,670 


1,904 


2,221 


18.7 


21.5 


25.4 


Arteriosclerosis 


97 


1,493 


1,631 


1,552 


16.7 


18.4 


17.8 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


124 


1,362 


1,296 


1,333 


15.3 


14.6 


15.3 


All other causes 


Residual 


9,760 


9,399 


9,884 


109.4 


106.0 


U3.2 



♦Rates are per 1,000 mid year estimated population for All Causes and per 100,000 for 
selected cause groups. 

**1952 figures are provisional. 



2 Series 



I able VIII. - DEATHS OF ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ACCORDING TO CAUSE 


, 1952 










(Provis 


onal Repc 


rt) 










CAUSE 


TOTAL* 






A 


G E AT 


DEATH 






IN 


under 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15-24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5lh Revision) 




1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


BEATHS. all ages— all causes 


94,173 


3,721 


5,115 


6,062 


864 


1,413 


6,883 


27,515 


51,436 


19,841 


Ielected CAUSES OF DEATH 


89,885 


3,657 


4,918 


5,707 


720 


1,268 


6,249 


26,267 


49,675 


18,859 


Diseases of infancy, total 


4,104 


3,449 


3,849 


3,948 


43 


25 


53 


31 


4 


896 


Premature birth 


1,795 


1,781 


1,795 


1,795 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


344 


Maternal causes, total 


98 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


34 


63 


1 


XXX 


28 


Puerperal septicemia 


30 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


9 


20 


1 


XXX 


8 


Puerperal toxemia 


27 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


12 


15 


— 


XXX 


8 


Communicable diseases, total 


5,477 


167 


735 


1,009 


194 


173 


791 


1,458 


1,852 


994 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


2,768 


162 


664 


816 


47 


37 


164 


477 


1,227 


593 


Influenza 


103 


1 


12 


17 


2 


2 


4 


16 


62 


43 


Pneumonia 


2,665 


161 


652 


799 


45 


35 


160 


461 


1,165 


556 


Diphtheria 


2 


— 


— 


1 


1 


~ 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


21 


— 


3 


4 


4 


~ 


4 


5 


4 


6 


Encephalitis— infectious 


22 


— 


2 


3 


2 


1 


5 


5 


6 


4 


Measles 


29 


— 


8 


17 


8 


— 


1 


2 


1 


9 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


78 


1 


19 


49 


9 


3 


5 


8 


4 


19 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


7 


— 


3 


6 


— 


1 


— 


— 


~ 


4 


Poliomyelitis 


251 


1 


8 


32 


85 


43 


85 


6 


— 


65 


Rheumatic fever 


30 


~ 


— 


2 


14 


5 


5 


2 


2 


8 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


494 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


40 


257 


193 


75 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


1,670 


— 


20 


67 


20 


76 


459 


662 


386 


180 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,486 


— 


6 


14 


6 


63 


426 


618 


359 


160 


Other communicable diseases 


105 


2 


7 


11 


3 


5 


23 


34 


29 


25 


Accidents— all forms, total 


5,967 


15 


135 


385 


300 


638 


1,161 


1,337 


2,146 


1,586 


Motor vehicle 


2,220 


~ 


10 


90 


118 


423 


607 


578 


404 


644 


Home 


1,949 


9 


111 


237 


55 


36 


159 


272 


1,190 


450 


Occupational 


440 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


47 


145 


174 


74 


152 


Public 


1,358 


6 


14 


58 


127 


132 


250 


313 


478 


340 


Arteriosclerosis 


1,493 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


~ 


2 


102 


1,389 


434 


Cancer 


15,103 


~ 


6 


56 


56 


80 


1,040 


6,011 


7,860 


2,901 


Diabetes 


3,299 


— 


2 


6 


10 


15 


112 


1,070 


2,086 


642 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


3,881 


19 


165 


226 


59 


46 


443 


1,573 


1,534 


734 


Appendicitis 


189 


— 


— 


3 


18 


11 


34 


62 


61 


46 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


1,362 


~ 


1 


1 


3 


7 


217 


696 


438 


174 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


232 


13 


125 


150 


8 


6 


16 


26 


26 


49 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


543 


3 


25 


36 


4 


8 


36 


156 


303 


132 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


699 


2 


4 


5 


3 


2 


68 


302 


319 


126 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


104 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


4 


10 


48 


42 


26 


Heart disease, total 


36,380 


3 


9 


24 


20 


80 


1,608 


11,134 


23,514 


7,231 


Coronary 


11,911 


— 


1 


3 


1 


11 


695 


5,027 


6,174 


2,749 


Chronic rheumatic 


1,440 


~ 


— 


— 


12 


46 


288 


597 


497 


293 


Homicide 


400 


3 


6 


12 


4 


70 


213 


87 


14 


29 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


8,053 


1 


7 


24 


3 


18 


245 


2,020 


5,743 


1,949 
1,019 


Nephritis 


4,214 


— 


4 


17 


29 


39 


292 


996 


2,841 


Prostatic disease 


441 


— 


— 


— 


— 


~ 


1 


48 


392 


139 


Suicide 


872 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


46 


215 


351 


258 


251 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


4,260 


62 


195 


351 


143 


144 


625 


1,244 


1,753 


975 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


27 


2 


2 


4 


1 


1 


9 


4 


8 


7 



-Includes 96 deaths of unknown residence in Illinois, which are not footnoted in the following regional tables. 



10 



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Table IX. 



DEATHSAMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA. 1952 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






AGE A 1 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25-44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


55,132 


•2,192 


3,000 


3,538 


463 


814 


4,631 


18,579 


27,107 


2,754 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


52,776 


2,155 


2,885 


3,345 


389 


715 


4,222 


17,817 


26,288 


2,618 


Diseases of infancy, total 


2,387 


2,016 


2,243 


2,294 


21 


14 


31 


25 


.2 


138 


Premature birth 


1,080 


1,074 


1,080 


' 1,080 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


58 


Maternal causes, total 


52 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


20 


31 


1 


XXX 


5 


Puerperal septicemia 


15 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


6 


8 


1 


XXX 


1 


Puerpera. toxemia 


14 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


8 


. 6 


— 


XXX 


2 


Communicable diseases, total 


3,498 


121 


482 


665 


116 


128 


603 


1,015 


971 


147 


Acute respirator/ diseases, total 


1,681 


118 


443 


549 


27 


26 


122 


325 


632 


100 


Influenza 


22 


— 


3 


5 


1 


1 


4 


2 


9 


3 


Pneumonia 


.1,659 


118 


440 


544 


26 


25 


118 


323 


623 


97 


Diphtheria 


1 


— 


— 


~ 


1 


— 


~ 


~ 


— 


— 


Dysentery — all forms 


9 


— 


1 


1 


3 


— 


1 


3 


1 


— 


Encephalitis — infectious 


13 


~ 


1 


2 


2 


— 


3 


3 


3 


— 


Measles 


14 


— 


4 


10 


3 


— 


— 


1 


• — 


1 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


44 


— 


6 


23 


6 


1 


: 5 


5 


4 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


144 


~ 


4 


16 


49 


24 


53 


2 


— 


16 


Rheumatic fever 


17 


— 


— 


1 


10 


3 


2 


1 


— 


1 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


286 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


27 


158 


97 


11 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


1,242 


■ __ 


18 


58 


13 


70 


377" 


500 


224 


14 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


1,100 


— 


6 


12 


3 


60 


350 


468 


207 


12 


Other communicable diseases 


47 


2 


4 


4 


1 


2 


13 


17 


10 


3 


Accidents— all forms, total 


3,026 


5 


53 


190 


133 


301 


634 


772 


996 


236 


Motor vehicle 


1,144 


— 


3 


45 


54 


197 


302 


322 


224 


126 


Home 


997 


4 


47 


124 


24 


22 


110 


166 


551 


53 


Occupational 


186 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


18 


61 


82 


25 


13 


Public 


699 


1 


3 


21 


55 


64 


161 


202 


196 


44 


Arteriosclerosis 


584 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


~ 


2 


59 


523 


39 


Cancer 


9,242 


— 


6 


35 


41 


54 


676 


4,047 


4,389 


422 


Diabetes 


1,981 


— 


1 


3 


4 


5 


73 


739 


1,157 


98 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


2,412 


10 


87 


115 


37 


19 


311 


1,089 


84 1 


98 


Appendicitis 


108 


— 


— 


1 


12 


3 


21 


41 


30 


5 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


971 


-- 


— 


— 


2 


4 


168 


538 


259 


27 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


116 


4 


61 


70 


6 


4 


8 


13 


15 


4 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


296 


3 


15 


22 


2 


4 


18 


89 


161 


19 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


433 


2 


4 


5 


2 


1 


44 


196 


185 


19 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


55 


~ 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


8 


32 


15 


4 


Heart disease, total 


22,175 


1 


4 


9 


13 


61 


1,202 


7,764 


13,126 


1,015 


Coronary 


6,624 


— 


— 


1 


~ 


6 


490 


3,186 


2,941 


382 


Chronic rheumatic 


845 


~ 


— 


— 


10 


35 


203 


383 


214 


39 


Homicide 


315 


1 


2 


6 


2 


60 


169 


68 


10 


4 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


4,155 


1 


4 


15 


2 


10 


168 


1,316 


2,644 


220 


Nephritis 


2,249 


— 


3 


13 


18 


21 


" 200 


663 


1,334 


140 


Prostatic disease 


195 


— 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


1 


36 


158 


16 


Suicide 


450 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


2 


22 


113 


191 


122 


36 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


2,346 


37 


115 


193 


73 


99 


405 


759 


817 


136 


CAUSE AS YET UNASS1GNED 


10 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


4 


3 


2 





1952 Series 



11 



Table X. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE NORTHERN AREA. 1952 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






AGE AT 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 


unde r 


unde r 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 yea r 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages — all causes 


9,462 


424 


559 


664 


93 


157 


568 


2,243 


5,737 


3,655 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


9,013 


420 


540 


622 


83 


147 


511 


2,127 


5,523 


3,473 


Diseases of infancy, total 


469 


398 


442 


456 


6 


3 


3 


1 


— 


194 


Premature birth 


186 


181 


186 


186 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


68 


Maternal causes, total 


7 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


3 


4 


— 


XXX 


4 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


~ 


1. 


— 


XXX 


— 


Puerperal toxemia 


— 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


~- 


— 


XXX 


-~ 


Communicable diseases, total 


453 


13 


57 


73 


13 


11 


37 


117 


202 


153 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


260 


13 


53 


59 


1 


2 


11 


44 


143 


91 


Influenza 


10 


~ 


1 


1 


— 


— 


— 


2 


7 


4 


Pneumonia 


250 


13 


52 


58 


1 


2 


11 


42 


136 


87 


Diphtheria 


1 


— 


— 


1 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


7 


— 


1 


2 


1 


~ 


2 


1 


1 


3 


Encephalitis — infectious 


2 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


1 


Measles 


5 


— 


1 


1 


4 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


1 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


3 


— 


1 


2 


~ 


1 


~ 


— 


— 


3 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


3 


— 


— 


2 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


20 


— 


1 


4 


3 


4 


8 


1 


— 


8 


Rheumatic fever 


3 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


2 


— 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


47 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


26 


21 


9 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


93 


~ 


— 


— 


2 


3 


14 


41 


33 


33 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


84 


— 


~ 


— 


1 


— 


11 


41 


31 


30 


Other communicable diseases 


9 


— 


— 


2 


1 


~ 


— 


3 


3 


'3 


Accidents— all forms, total 


697 


6 


19 


56 


43 


97 


124 


123 


254 


287 


Motor vehicle 


263 


-- 


2 


12 


14 


68 


71 


57 


41 


107 


Home 


213 


3 


13 


27 


9 


4 


12 


25 


136 


78 


Occupational 


58 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


11 


18 


15 


14 


31 


Public 


163 


3 


4 


17 


20 


14 


23 


26 


63 


71 


Arteriosclerosis 


194 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


~ 


4 


190 


74 


Cancer 


1,467 


-*■ 


~ 


3 


7 


6 


114 


466 


871 


550 


Diabetes 


335 


— 


1 


2 


3 


2 


16 


95 


217 


136 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


374 


2 


16 


21 


6 


5 


34 


133 


175 


141 


Appendicitis 


16 


— 


~ 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


4 


9 


10 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


104 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


8 


45 


50 


39 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


23 


2 


10 


13 


— 


1 


2 


4 


3 


8 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


60 


— 


5 


5 


1 


1 


6 


17 


30 


26 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


79 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


10 


34 


35 


22 


Goiter — exophthalmic 


16 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


7 


8 


8 


Heart disease, total 


3,378 


1 


2 


4 


— 


4 


105 


854 


2,411 


1,309 


Coronary 


1,391 


— 


— 


« 


~ 


1 


67 


510 


813 


516 


Chronic rheumatic 


136 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 


19 


50 


65 


42 


Homicide 


14 


— 


— 


1 


~ 


1 


8 


4 


— 


4 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


943 


-- 


3 


5 


— 


2 


16 


181 


739 


354 


Nephritis 


486 


— 


~ 


1 


5 


3 


21 


95 


361 


174 


Prostatic disease 


64 


— 


-- 


~ 


— 


~ 


~ 


2 


62 


35 


Suicide 


116 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


9 


29 


45 


33 


50 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


443 


4 


19 


41 


10 


10 


54 


115 


213 


179 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


6 


— 


~ 


1 


~ 


— 


3 


1 


1 


3 



12 



BULLETIN 



Table XI. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE PEORIA METROPOLITAN AREA, 1952 

(Provisional Report) 











AGE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 

(5th Revision) 


TOTAL 


unde r 

1 month 


under 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25-44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


2,376 


106 


153 


185 


25 


38 


166 


627 


1,337 


609 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


2,252 


104 


145 


170 


18 


36 


149 


591 


1,288 


581 


Diseases of infancy, total 


127 


100 


117 


121 


2 


1 


3 


— 


-- 


41 


Premature birth 


54 


53 


54 


54 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


17 


Maternal causes, total 


4 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


3 


— 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal septicemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


1 


— 


XXX 


~ 


Puerperal toxemia 


1 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


— 


1 


— 


XXX 


— 


Communicable diseases, total 


120 


1 


18 


23 


3 


2 


11 


36 


45 


34 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


61 


1 


14 


14 


2 


1 


3 


10 


31 


18 


Influenza 


4 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 




3 


2 


Pneumonia 


57 


1 


14 


14 


2 


— 


3 


10 


28 


16 


Diphtheria 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Dysentery — all forms 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


~ 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


1 


"" 


~ 


— 






— 


— 


1 


— 


Measles 


. — 




— 


— 






— 


— 


~ 


— 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


4 


— 


1 


3 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


~ 


1 


1 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


Rheumatic fever 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


21 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


13 


7 


7 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


26 


— 


1 


3 


— 


— 


7 


11 


5 


5 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


17 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


6 


8 


3 


4 


Other communicable diseases 


5 


— 


1 


2 


— 


1 


— 


1 


1 


1 


Accidents— all forms, total 


185 


1 


4 


13 


11 


22 


31 


40 


68 


55 


Motor vehicle 


64 


— 


— 


4 


4 


13 


16 


17 


10 


16 


Home 


77 


1 


4 


9 


4 


4 


6 


12 


42 


24 


Occupational 
Public 


13 

31 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


3 


1 

4 


4 
5 


7 
4 


1 
15 


5 
10 


Arteriosclerosis 

Cancer 

Diabetes 


60 

368 

76 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 

4 


— 


2 

1 


29 
3 


7 

138 

21 


53 

195 

51 


23 

85 

18 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


91 


~ 


4 


4 


— 


2 


12 


37 


36 


27 


Appendicitis 


8 


— 


— 


~ 


~ 


1 


4 


1 


2 


1 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


36 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


6 


20 


10 


9 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


2 


— 


2 


2 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


~ 


1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


16 


— 


2 


2 


~ 


1 


— 


3 


10 


6 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


15 


— 


~ 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


8 


6 


3 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


4 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2- 


2 


1 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


841 

291 

85 


1 


1 


2 


1 


1 

1 


39 
21 
13 


226 
98 
37 


572 

172 

34 


201 
84 
19 


Homicide 


6 


1 


1 


1 


— 


2 


2 


1 


— 


1 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 

Nephritis 

Prostatic disease 


223 

106 
13 




~ 


2 


1 


1 

1 


3 
4 


47 

21 

2 


169 

80 
11 


49 

33 

4 


Suicide 


28 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


-- 


9 


13 


6 


8 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


124 


2 


8 


13 


7 


2 


17 


36 


49 


28 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


*"~ 


1 ~ 


1 — 



1952 Series 



13 



Table XIH -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRAL AREA. 1952 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






AGE A 1 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 

(5th Revision) 


unde r 
1 month 


unde r 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5-14 
years 


15 - 24 
years 


25-44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


15,530 


512 


704 


840 


139 


203 


791 


3,298 


10,259 


7,728 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


14,814 


505 


680 


793 


113 


190 


717 


3,128 


9,873 


7,383 


Diseases of infancy, total 


587 


488 


547 


564 


7 


2 


10 


2 


2 


276 


Premature birth 


260 


258 


260 


260 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


109 


Maternal causes, total 


20 


xx"x 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


7 


13 


— 


XXX 


10 


Puerperal septicemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


3 


~ 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal toxemia 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


3 


7 


— 


XXX 


5 


Communicable diseases, total 


749 


16 


.78 


111 


33 


17 


74 


154 


360 


373 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


407 


16 


67 


84 


9 


4 


11 


55 


244 


215 


Influenza 


37 


1 


4 


7 


~ 


— 


— 


7 


23 


22 


Pneumonia 


370 


15 


63 


77 


9 


4 


11 


48 


221 


193 


Diphtheria 


~ 


— 


— 


« 


— 


~ 


~ 


— 


— 


~ 


Dysentery — all forms 


2 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


1 


Encephalitis— infectious 


4 


— 


1 


1 


~ 


— 


1 


1 


1 


2 


Measles 


5 


~ 


1 


2 


— 


— 


1 


1 


1 


4 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


9 


— 


3 


6 


2 


~ 


— 


1 


— 


5 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


2 


__ 


1 


2 


— 


— 


~ 


~ 


— 


2 


Poliomyelitis 


57 


~ 


1 


6 


18 


11 


20 


2 


— 


28 


Rheumatic fever 


3 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


~ 


1 


— 


2 


Scarlet fever 


~ 


— 


— • 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


79 


~ 


~ 


— 


~ 


— 


3 


32 


44 


31 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


155 


— 


1 


6 


2 


1 


31 


51 


64 


70 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


137 


— 


~ 


2 


— 


1 


30 


44 


60 


60 


Other communicable diseases 


26 


— 


2 


3 


1 


~ 


6 


10 


6 


13 


Accidents— all forms, total 


1,112 


— 


32 


68 


49 


121 


186 


192 


496 


576 


Motor vehicle 


394 


— 


3 


15 


" 


83 


110 


95 


74 


214, 


Home 


392 


— 


26 


40 


9 


3 


17 


31 


292 


" 186 


Occupational 
Public 


95 
231 


XXX 


XXX 

3 


XXX 

13 


23 


11 
24 


32 
27 


33 

33 


19 
111 


61 
115 


Arteriosclerosis 


338 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


« 


— 


— 


14 


324 


175 


Cancer 


2,411 


— 


— 


7 


6 


10 


137 


786 


1,465 


1,177 


Diabetes 


540 


— 


-- 


1 


2 


1 


14 


132 


390 


231 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


558 


1 


20 


34 


9 


9 


44 


179 


283 


284 


Appendicitis 


30 


— 


— 


— 


2 


3 


4 


10 


11 


17 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


140 


— 


1 


1 


1 


1 


16 


52 


69 


64 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


39 


1 


18 


24 


1 


1 


4 


6 


3 


6 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


95 


— 


— 


2 


1 


1 


5 


25 


61 


50 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


106 


~ 


— 


~ 




1 


11 


38 


56 


55 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


17 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


4 


12 


10 


Heart disease, total 


5,817 


— 


— 


3 


3 


7 


134 


1,238 


4,432 


2,917 


Coronary "^ 


2,199 


r- 


— 


1 


~ 


3 


61 


719 


1,415 


1,115 


Chronic rheumatic 


193 


— 


— 


— 


1 


2 


27 


68 


95 


102 


Homicide 


20 


— 


2 


2 


~ 


1 


10 


5 


2 


8 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


1,607 


. __ 


— 


1 


— 


— 


25 


254 


1,327 


812 


Nephritis 


782 


— 


1 


2 


4 


5 


33 


107 


631 


389 


Prostatic disease 


106 


— 


— 


._ 


— 


~ 


— 


3 


103 


57 


Suicide 


150 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


9 


37 


58 


46 


88 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


714 


7 


24 


46 


26 


13 


73 


170 


386 


344 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


2 


— 


~ 


1 


— 


— 


1 


1 ~ 


— 


1 



14 



BULLETI 



Table XIII. -- DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE EAST ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA, 1952 

(Provisional Report) 











AGE AT 


DEATH 






IN 


CAUSE 


TOTAL 


unde r 


under 


0-4 


5-14 


15 - 24 


25 - 44 


45 - 64 


65 years 


RURAL 


(5th Revision) 




1 month 


1 year 


years 


years 


years 


years 


years 


and over 


AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


3,981 


226 


308 


363 


42 


72 


302 


1,053 


2,149 


1,095 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


3,775 


217 


291 


329 


32 


61 


274 


1,001 


2,078 


1,038 


Diseases of infancy, total 


237 


207 


228 


232 


— 


2 


2 


1 


— 


73 


Premature birth 


102 


102 


102 


102 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


31 


Maternal causes, total 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


4 


— 


XXX 


2 


Puerperal septicemia 


3 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


3 


~ 


XXX 


1 


Puerperal toxemia 


2 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


1 


— 


XXX 


1 


Communicable diseases, total 


232 


6 


40 


53 


10 


6 


30 


57 


76 


57 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


125 


6 


37 


47 


2 


1 


9 


15 


51 


37 


Influenza 


8 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


— 


1 


6 


1 


Pneumonia 


117 


6 


36 


46 


2 


1 


9 


14 


45 


36 


Diphtheria 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Dysentery— all forms 


— 


~ 


-- 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Encephalitis— infectious 


2 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


1 


Measles 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


7 


~ 


3 


6 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


1 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 






















Poliomyelitis 


9 


— 


~ 


— 


5 


1 


3 


— 


— 


2 


Rheumatic fever 


3 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


1 


1 


Scarlet fever 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


23 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


5 


12 


6 


— 


Tuberculosis — all forms 


57 


~ 


— 


~ 


2 


1 


11 


28 


15 


14 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


55 


— 


— 


-- 


1 


1 


11 


28 


14 


12 


Other communicable diseases 


6 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


1 


3 


1 


Accidents— all forms, total 


328 


-- 


11 


23 


19 


34 


71 


70 


111 


96 


Motor vehicle 


119 


— 


l 


2 


5 


21 


44 


27 


20 


42 


Home 


107 


— 


9 


19 


5 


2 


6 


17 


58 


29 


Occupational 


32 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


11 


14 


5 


8 


Public 


70 


— 


1 


2 


9 


9 


10 


12 


28 


17 


A rteriosclerosis 


102 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


— 


— 


4 


98 


33 


Cancer 


540 


— 


/ _- 


2 


— 


3 


29 


228 


278 


134 


Diabete s 


112 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


2 


1 


30 


79 


35 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


165 


4 


12 


14 


— 


4 


18 


53 


76 


42 


Appendicitis 


7 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


1 


2 


3 


3 


Cirrhosis of the liver 


52 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


1 


9 


19 


23 


12 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


16 


4 


11 


12 


— 


— 


1 


— 


3 


7 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


25 


— 


1 


2 


— 


— 


3 


8 


12 


5 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


26 


— 


— 


" 


~ 


— 


1 


12 


13 


7 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


3 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


~ 


1 


— 


2 


— 


Heart disease, total 


1,426 


— 


— 


2 


1 


1 


60 


422 


940 


399 


Coronary 


407 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


25 


185 


197 


124 


Chronic rheumatic 


48 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


11 


14 


22 


14 


Homicide 


26 


~ 


— 


1 


1 


3 


16 


5 


— 


3 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 


348 


— 


— 


1 


— 


1 


16 


79 


251 


91 


Nephritis 


185 


— 


— 


1 


1 


3 


9 


38 


133 


48 


Prostatic disease 


17 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 


15 


3 


Suicide 


49 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


17 


12 


19 


22 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


199 


7 


15 


32 


10 


11 


27 


52 


67 


56 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


7 


2 


! 2 


2 


— 


— 


1 


— 


4 


1 



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15 



Table XIV. - DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AREA, 1952 

(Provisional Report) 





TOTAL 






A 


G E AT 


D E A 


r h 






IN 


CAUSE 

(5th Revision) 


unde r 
1 month 


under 
1 yea r 


0-4 
years 


5 - 14 
years 


15-24 
years 


25-44 
years 


45 - 64 
years 


65 years 
and over 


RURAL 
AREA 


DEATHS, all ages— all causes 


7,596 


257 


387 


470 


102 


128 


418 


1,659 


4,819 


4,000 


SELECTED CAUSES OF DEATH 


7,166 


253 


374 


445 


85 


118 


371 


1,550 


4,597 


3,766 


Diseases of infancy, total 


295 


238 


270 


279 


7 


3 


4 


2 


— 


174 


Premature birth 


112 


112 


112 


112 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


■ XXX 


61 


Maternal causes, total 


10 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


2 


8 


— 


XXX 


6 


Puerperal septicemia 


5 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


1 


4 


— 


XXX 


3 


Puerperal toxemia 


— 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


XXX 


~ 


Communicable diseases, total 


420 


10 


60 


84 


19 


8 


36 


77 


196 


230 


Acute respiratory diseases, total 


232 


8 


50 


63 


6 


3 


8 


26 


126 


138 


Influenza 


22 


— 


3 


3 


1 


— 


— 


4 


14 


11 


Pneumonia 


210 


8 


47 


60 


5 


3 


8 


22 


112 


127 


Diphtheria 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Dysentery — all forms 


3 














1 


2 


2 


Encephalitis— infectious 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Measles 


5 


~ 


2 


4 


1 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


3 


Meningitis— meningococcus 


11 


1 


5- 


9 


1 


1 


— 


— 


— 


8 


Pertussis (whooping cough) 


1 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


Poliomyelitis 


20 


1 


2 


6 


9 


3 


1 


1 


— 


10 


Rheumatic fever 


4 


— 


— 


1 


1 


— 


1 


— 


1 


4 


Scarlet fever 


— 


~ 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Syphilis 


38 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


4 


16 


18 


17 


Tuberculosis— all forms 


94 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


19 


31 


43 


44 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


90 


~ 


— 


— 


1 


— 


18 


29 


42 


42 


Other communicable diseases 


12 


— 


— 


— 


~ 


1 


3 


2 


6 


4 


Accidents— all forms, total 


603 


3 


16 


35 


45 


63 


113 


128 


219 


336 


Motor vehicle 


234 


— 


1 


12 


24 


41 


64 


58 


35 


139 


Home 


163 


1 


12 


18 


4 


1 


8 


21 


111 


80 
34 
83 


Occupational 
Public 


56 
150 


XXX 

2 


XXX 

3 


XXX 

5 


17 


4 
17 


19 
22 


23 
26 


10 
63 


Arteriosclerosis 


215 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


~ 


— 


-- 


14 


201 


90 


Cancer 


1,070 


— 


— 


5 


2 


5 


55 


343 


660 


533 


Diabetes 


255 


~ 


" 


— 


1 


4 


5 


53 


192 


124 


Diseases of digestive system, total 


278 


2 


26 


38 


7 


7 


24 


80 


122 


142 


Appendicitis 
Cirrhosis of the liver 


20 
57 


— 


— 


2 


3 


2 


3 
10 


4 
21 


6 
26 


10 
23 


Diarrhea and enteritis 


36 


2 


23 


29 


1 


— 


1 


3 


2 


23 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


51 


— 


2 


3 


— 


1 


4 


14 


29 


26 


Ulcers of stomach or duodenum 


40 


-- 


— 


— 


1 


— 


1 


14 


24 


20 


Goite r —exophthalmic 


9 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 


1 


3 


3 


3 


Heart disease, total 
Coronary 
Chronic rheumatic 


2,693 
992 
133 


— — 


2 
1 


4 
1 


2 

1 
1 


6 
1 
5 


66 
31 
15 


599 

326 

45 


2,016 

632 

67 


1,390_ 
52o" 
77 


Homicide 


16 


— 


-- 


— 


1 


3 


7 


3 


2 


9 


Intracranial lesions of vascular origin 
Nephritis 


774 
405 





— — 


"* - 


1 


4 
6 


17 
25 


142 
72 


611 
301 


423 
235 


Prostatic disease 
Suicide 


46 
77 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


— 


5 


10 


3 
31 


43 
31 


24 
47 


ALL OTHER KNOWN CAUSES 


428 


4 


13 


25 


17 


9 


47 


109 


221 


232 


CAUSE AS YET UNASSIGNED 


2 


~ 


— 


— 


— 


A 


— 


— 


1 


2 



1952 Series 



Continued from Page 8 
consecutive year that no smallpox deaths have 
been reported. Only 4 deaths were reported due 
to tetanus continuing a downward trend. Diph- 
theria, typhoid fever, and gonoccocus infection 
each caused 2 deaths. Only 1 death was charged 
to each ,of five diseases: malaria, mumps, ra- 
bies, tularemia, and undulant fever. Although 7 
persons died from whooping cough, this is the 
lowest number of such deaths ever recorded in 
Illinois. On the debit side, deaths due to pneu- 
monia, meningococcal meningitis, and dysentery 
slightly exceeded the 1951 figures. 

Although poliomyelitis cases and deaths 
reached an all time high during 1952, the death 
rate of 2.8 per 100,000 did not equal that of 1947. 
A great deal of research and effort is being 
made to bring this disease under control, and 
to reduce the deaths and crippling sequelae re- 
sulting from poliomyelitis. 



Tuberculosis mortality continues to de- 
crease; the number of deaths in 1952 was ap- 
proximately one half the number reported in 
1943, and the rate of 18.7 per 1,000 population 
is considerably les« than one half the 1943 rate 
of 43.8. This is encouraging evidence that tu- 
berculosis eradication efforts are meeting con- 
siderable success; however, this disease is still 
one of the leading causes of death, as 1,670 per- 
sons died from this cause during 1952. 

All in all, 1952 continues the longtime 
trend of good health and increased longevity in 
Illinois. Prospects of continued progress in the 
reduction of disease and disability appear good 
as the medical profession and public health 
workers maintain their fight toins'ure better 
health for more persons. 



Table XV. -- AVERAGE AGE SPECIFIC FERTILITY RATES. WHITE AND NONWHITE: ILLINOIS. 1939-1941 AND 1949-1951 





Female Population 


Total Live Births 


Average Birth Rate 
Per 1,000 Females 


Percentage Increase 
1949-1951 Over 


Age and Race 
of Mother 


Enumerated 
4-1-40 


Estimated 
7-1-50 


1939-1941 


1949-1951 


1939-1941 


1949-1951 


1939-1941 Rate 


10-14 
White 
Nonwhite 


289,199 
16,050 


255,351 
23,201 


92 
128 


151 

308 


.11 
2.66 


.20 

4.42 


81.8 
66.2 


15-19 
White 
Nonwhite 


318,745 
16,015 


248,225 
22, 1 05 


32, 1 01 
5,504 


43,502 
11,394 


33.57 
114.56 


58.42 
171.82 


74.0 
50.0 


20-24 
White 
Nonwhite 


335,451 
1 6, 985 


297,435 
32, 1 97 


111,267 
6,857 


163,099 
21,376 


110.56 
134.57 


182.78 
221.30 


65.3 
64.4 


25-29 
White 
Nonwhite 


331,205 
19,815 


329,034 
36,566 


109,858 
4,047 


160,382 
15,360 


110.56 
68.08 


162.48 
140.02 


47.0 
105.7 


30-34 
White 
Nonwhite 


307,637 
20,509 


325,022 
31,839 


66,091 
2,686 


96,561 
7,895 


71.61 
43.66 


99.03 
82.66 


38.3 
89.3 


35-39 
White 
Nonwhite 


287,228 
21,541 


318,051 
30,431 ■ 


30,189 
1,469 


44,677 
3,523 


35.03 
22.73 


46.82 
38.59 


33.7 
69.8 


40-44 
White 
Nonwhite 


271,096 
17,453 


290,165 
25,634 


8,261 
353 


10,222 
825 


10.16 
6.74 


11.74 
10.73 


15.6 
59.2 


45-49 
White 
Nonwhite 


261,042 
13,768 


263,737 
22,329 


684 
32 


539 
53 


.87 
.77 


.68 

.79 ' 


21 .8» 

2.6 



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VITAL STATISTICS FOR ILLINOIS: 1953 



NATALITY, INFANT MORTALITY, AND 
MATERNAL MORTALITY 

A total of 206,813 babies were born to 
Illinois mothers during 1953, almost 1,400 more 
than in 1952. In the past eight years when the 
birth rate has been twenty-two per thousand 
population or better, well over a million and a 
half live births have taken place among resi- 
dents of Illinois. The fact that the birthrate has 
stayed high is significant because the population 
base is increasing fastest for children and for 
the aged, with a declining proportion of women 
reaching child bearing age. In recent years the 
tendency has been toward larger families with 
a great many second, third, and fourth births 
taking place in a family which formerly settled 
on fewer children. 

The 1953 live birth rate of 22.9 does not 
differ significantly from the 1952 rate of 23.0 
and is just barely more than the 1951 rate of 
22.7*. While last year's birth rate falls short 
of the 1947 record of 24.2 per 1,000 population, 
the total number of live births in 1953 exceeds 
the 1947 total by more than 10,000. When the 
rates- by race are inspected, it is found that the 
white rate has been fairly constant over the last 
four years: 1950, 21.0; - 1951, 21.9; 1952,22.1; 
and 1953, 21.7; while the nonwhite rate has in- 

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creased each year from th° 1950 rate of 29.9 to 
36.6 in 1953. 

The rapid decline in infant and maternal 
mortality which took place in the 1940's is over, 
at least for the time being. In each of the past 
four years, there have been about five maternal 
deaths for every 10,000 live births. In 1953 and 
1950 there were twenty- six infant d eath s per 
1,000 live births, while in 1952 and 1951 thefig- 
ure was twenty-five. Similarly, neonatal mor- 
tality (death under twenty-eight days of age) kept 
steady around eighteen deaths per 1,000 live 
births. 

The white infant death rate decreased from 
24.4 in 1950 to 23.5 in 1953, while the nonwhite 
rate increased from 35.6 to 41.5. The net effect 
of these opposite trends produced a rate of 25.8 
for all races in 1953, virtually the same as the 
1950 rate of 25.6. The proportion of nonwhite 
infant deaths increased from fourteen per cent 
to twenty per cent, while nonwhite births rose 
from eleven per cent to twelve per cent. 

On page three the major causes of infant 
deaths are shown. Of the 5,326 deaths, seventy- 
six per cent were due to congenital malforma- 
tions and certain diseases peculiar to early in- 
fancy. Postnatal asphyxia and atelectasis ac- 
counted for 1,345 deaths, one fourth of all infant 
deaths. 



Table 1. -- LIVE BIRTHS, STILLBIRTHS, INFANT DEATHS, NEONATAL DEATHS, AND MATERNAL DEATHS: 

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1944-1953 

(Includes vital events affecting Illinois residents which occurred outside the State) 





1953 


1952 


1951 


1950 


1949 


1948 


1947 


1946 


1945 


1944 


Live Births 


206,813 


205,438 


201,082 


189,628 


189,169 


184,553 


195,328 


174,202 


136,676 


139,781 


Stillbirths 


3,323 


3,239 


3,270 


3,084 


3,184 


3,235 


3,578 


3,600 


2,945 


3,037 


Infant deaths 


5,326 


5,115 


5,023 


4,855 


5,185 


5,112 


5,667 


5,281 


4,340 


4,565 


Neonatal deaths 


3,812 


3,721 


3,776 


3,580 


3,834 


3,789' 


4,250 


4,006 


2,983 


3,081 


Maternal deaths* 


98 


92 


107 


114 


136 


146 


205 


238 


249 


253 



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The Chicago Board of Health has been con- 
ducting an exhaustive study of infant mortality, 
with particular reference to death during the 
first week of life. For more detailed and spe- 
cific information on the subject of infant mor- 
tality see "Progress in Reduction of Needless 
Neonatal Deaths," Bundesen, H.N., et al (Jour- 
nal American Medical Association, March 15, 
1952, Vol. 148, pp 907-917.) 

Live births, stillbirths, infant and neona- 
tal deaths, and maternal deaths during the past 
ten years with rates are given in Tables 1 and 2. 

GENERAL MORTALITY 

Death claimed 96,607 residents of Illinois 
during 1953, 2,400 more than in 1952. However, 
the crude death rate of 10.7 per 1,000 population 
is not significantly greater than the rate of 10.6 
for 1952 and 1950, and is only slightly more than 
the 10.5 for 1951*. For the past four years the 

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general death rate has averaged 10.6 deaths per 
1,000 population. For the United States as a 
whole, the rate has been a steady 9.6 during 
these years. These rates are the lowest in all 
of U.S. and Illinois history, and the fact that they 
have been maintained in the-face of rapid in- 
crease in the number of aged makes it a particu- 
larly fine record. 

During 1953, white persons died at the rate 
of 10.6 per 1,000 white population, while the non- 
white rate was 12.2. In 1940, the corresponding 
race specific rates were 10.9 for the white race, 
and 15.7 for nonwhite. This represents only a 
three per cent reduction in the white crude rate, 
while the nonwhite rate has experienced a 
twenty-two per cent reduction from 1940. The 
more rapid reduction in nonwhite mortality has 
steadily been diminishing the mortality differen- 
tial between the two races. 

Although the crude death rate has remained 
relatively stable for the past few years and is 
only sixteen per cent lower than the 1920 crude 
rate of 12.7 per 1,000, a rather remarkable re- 
duction in mortality has actually occurred. The 
chart on page five shows the crude and age ad- 
justed death rates in each of the decennial cen- 
sus years since 1920 and for 1952 and 1953. 
When the age composition of the population is 
taken into consideration, the reduction in the 
1953 death rate from that of 1920 is forty per 
cent. The 1953 crude rate is only three per cent 
less than the 1930 crude rate of 11.0 per 1,000, 
but when the rates are age adjusted for popula- 
tion composition it may be seen that the actual 
risk in 1953 is thirty per cent less than in 1930. 

The decrease in mortality has not been the 
same for both sexes. Female mortality has al- 
ways been less than that for males; however, the 
differential between the sexes is increasing be- 
cause the female risk of dying is being reduced 
faster and more steadily than the male risk. 
Adjusted for age, the 1920 female rate was ten 
per cent below the male rate; while in 1953, the 
female rate was thirty-four per cent below. 
During the last thirty-five years the male ad- 
justed rate has been reduced thirty-one per cent, 

ated population) will change the third digit of the crude rate by one. 



Table 2. -- LIVE BIRTH, STILLBIRTH, INFANT MORTALITY, NEONATAL MORTALITY. AND MATERNAL 
MORTAUTY RATES: ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, 1944-1953 

(Live birth rate per 1,000 estimated midyear population, all other rates per 1,000 live births; all rates 
computed from numbers shown in Table 1) 





1953 


1952 


1951 


1950 


1949 


1948 


1947 


1946 


1945 


1944 


Live Births 


22.9 


23.0 


22.7 


21.7 


22.2 


22.3 


24.2 


22.2 


17.7 


18.3 


Stillbirths 


16.1 


15.8 


16.3 


16.3 


16.8 


17.5 


18.3 


20.7 


21.5 


21.7 


Infant mortality 


25.8 


24.9 


25.0 


25.6 


27.4 


27.7 


29.0 


30.3 


31.8 


32,7 


Neonatal mortality 


18.4 


18.1 


18.8 


18.9 


20.3 


20.5 


21.8 


23.0 


21.8 


22.0 


Maternal mortality ''' 


0.5 


0.4 


0.5 


0.6 


0.8 


0.8 


1.0 


1.4 


1.8 


1.8 



•Classified under International List Numbers 140-150 (Fifth Revision) for 1944-1948 and under International List Num- 
bers 640-689 (Sixth Revision) for 1949-1953. 



1953 Ser i es 



Table 3. -- INFANT DEATHS FROM MAJOR CAUSES AMONG RESIDENTS OF ECONOMIC AREAS. 1953 





(Includes deaths occurring outside Illinois; see 


map on back page 


for location 


of economic areas) 














International 
List Number 
6th Revision 


State 
Total 












E C 


O N 


M 


I C 


A 


R E 


A S 












Cause of Death 


A 


B 


C 


D 


E 


F 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


n 


10 
77 


11 


All causes 


001-999 


5,326* 


84 


118 


3,180 


176 


85 


316 


142 


40 


148 


129 


126 


404 


63 


72 


50 


110 


Tuberculosis, all forms 


001-019 


9 


- 


-- 


9 






























Dysentery, all forms 


045-048 


3 












1 


1 


- 


1 
















- 


Septicemia and pyemia 


053 


5 


- 


- 


4 
























1 


- 


- 


Whooping cough 


056 


3 














2 










1 












Meningitis (meningococcal) 


057 


16 


1 


— 


12 


— 


— 


2 














1 










Measles 


085 


5 










1 










... 


2 


1 








1 


- 


All other infective and 
parasitic diseases 


Rest of 
001-138 


16 


-- 


— 


6 


1 


— 


2 





.. 


1 


2 


_. 


3 










1 


Malignant neoplasms 


140-205 


9 


- 


- 


4 


2 










1 










1 


- 


1 


- 


Asthma 


241 


7 


- 


- 


3 


1 
















1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


Diseases of thymus gland 


273 


12 


- 


- 


5 


2 








2 








2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


■- 


Mental deficiency 


325 


9 


1 


- 


7 


- 


- 


1 
























Meningitis, except tuberculous 
and meningococcal 


340 


39 


1 


1 


24 


3 


1 


2 


__ 


_. 


1 


1 


.. 


3 





1 


1 


__ 





All other diseases of nervous 
system and sense organs 


330-334, 
341-398 


31 


1 


._ 


17 


-_ 


1 


2 


2 


.. 


2 


_. 


1 


4 










1 


Diseases of the circulatory 
system 


400-468 


13 


_. 


.. 


6 





1 


2 


1 














1 


1 


.. 


1 


Influenza 


480-483 


19 


1 


- 


4 


— 


2 


— 


2 


— 


1 


— 


— 


4 


-- 


3 


— 


-- 


2 


Pneumonia, except of the 
newborn 


490-493 


533 


9 


7 


356 


19 


3 


37 


6 


5 


10 


5 


17 


29 


3 


5 


2 


8 


12 


All other diseases of the 
respiratory system 


470-475, 
500-527 


93t 


._ 


1 


55 


9 


1 


7 


4 


__ 


4 


__ 





8 


.. 


1 


.. 


1 


1 


Hernia and intestinal obstruction 


560,561,570 


56 


- 


- 


36 


- 


3 


3 


1 


1 


4 


2 


— 


2 


1 


1 


1 


— 


1 


Gastritis, duodenitis, enteritis, 
and colitis, except diarrhea 
of newborn 


543,571,572 


192 


3 


6 


132 


1 


3 


7 


5 




6 


2 


3 


11 


3 


4 


1 


3 


2 


All other diseases of digestive 
system 


Rest of 
530-587 


22 


- 


— 


16 


— 


1 


1 










1 


-- 


1 


1 


1 


— 


-. 


Congenital malformations 


750-759 


812 


8 


19 


444 


23 


17 


53 


26 


8 


25 


24 


24 


83 


11 


11 


7 


8 


21 


Spina bifida and meningocele 


751 


82 


-- 


2 


49 


1 


1 


5 


6 


1 


1 


2 


2 


8 


1 


2 


— 


— 


1 


Congenital malformation 
of circulatory system 


754 


369 


5 


11 


187 


14 


9 


24 


10 


5 


13 


16 


11 


37 


6 


3 


7 


3 


8 


All other congenital 
malformations 


Rest of 
750-759 


361 


3 


6 


208 


8 


7 


24 


10 


2 


11 


6 


11 


38 


4 


6 


— 


5 


12 


Diseases peculiar to early infancy 


760-776 


3,231 * 


58 


76 


1,952 


113 


47 


180 


84 


22 


85 


86 


74 


229 


39 


39 


33 


50 


62 


Intracranial and spinal injury 
at birth 


760 


295 


4 


10 


184 


5 


3 


14 


9 


3 


11 


5 


5 


13 


7 


4 


3 


8 


7 


Other birth injury 


761 


315 


9 


12 


133 


21 


13 


26 


10 


2 


18 


15 


9 


30 


1 


2 


2 


3 


9 


Postnatal asphyxia 
and atelectasis 


762 


1,345* 


15 


18 


965 


41 


13 


52 


33 


6 


19 


22 


23 


82 


10 


10 


10 


15 


10 


Pneumonia of the newborn 


763 


186 


4 


3 


127 


10 


— 


6 


1